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Business Statistics in Practice, Cdn edition with iStudy Access Card Hardcover – Apr 1 2010


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Bruce L. Bowerman is professor of decision sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in statistics from Iowa State University in 1974, and he has over 40 years of experience teaching basic statistics, regression analysis, time series forecasting, survey sampling, and design of experiments to both undergraduate and graduate students. In 1987, Professor Bowerman received an Outstanding Teaching award from the Miami University senior class, and in 1992 he received an Effective Educator award from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration. Together with Richard T. O’Connell, Professor Bowerman has written 16 textbooks. These include Forecasting and Time Series: An Applied Approach; Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression: An Applied Approach (also coauthored with Anne B. Koehler); and Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach. The fi rst edition of Forecasting and Time Series earned an Outstanding Academic Book award from Choice magazine. Professor Bowerman has also published a number of articles in applied stochastic processes, time series forecasting, and statistical education. In his spare time, Professor Bowerman enjoys watching movies and sports, playing tennis, and designing houses.

Richard T. O’Connell is associate professor of decision sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has more than 35 years of experience teaching basic statistics, statistical quality control and process improvement, regression analysis, time series forecasting, and design of experiments to both undergraduate and graduate business students. He also has extensive consulting experience and has taught workshops dealing with statistical process control and process improvement for a variety of companies in the Midwest. In 2000, Professor O’Connell received an Effective Educator award from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration. Together with Bruce L. Bowerman, he has written 16 textbooks. These include Forecasting and Time Series: An Applied Approach; Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression: An Applied Approach (also coauthored with Anne B. Koehler); and Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach. Professor O’Connell has published a number of articles in the area of innovative statistical education. He is one of the first college instructors in the United States to integrate statistical process control and process improvement methodology into his basic business statistics course. He (with Professor Bowerman) has written several articles advocating this approach. He has also given presentations on this subject at meetings such as the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association and the Workshop on Total Quality Management: Developing Curricula and Research Agendas (sponsored by the Production and Operations Management Society). Professor O’Connell received an M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Northwestern University in 1973, and he is currently a member of both the Decision Sciences Institute and the American Statistical Association. In his spare time, Professor O’Connell enjoys fishing, collecting 1950s’ and 1960s’ rock music, and following the Green Bay Packers and Purdue University sports.

Julie Aitken Schermer (formerly Harris) is associate professor in the Management and Organizational Studies Program at The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, where she teaches courses in the areas of business statistics, occupational health and safety, and decision making. She received her Ph.D. degree in personality psychology from The University of Western Ontario in 1999. She has over 50 published articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas of individual differences such as intelligence, personality, vocational interests, and behaviour genetics. She has also been involved in over 65 conference presentations. When not working, she spends time with her husband Clark and their dog.

James Robert Adcock is a Lecturer in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He has been teaching at The University of Western Ontario since 1999. He received his M.Sc. degree in statistics at The University of Western Ontario in 2001. He has a great deal of experience teaching introductory statistics to large-enrolment classes. He also has experience teaching probability and statistical computing. He has been developing courses and course material that he uses to teach statistics courses via WebCT since 2000. At The University of Western Ontario, James spends time mentoring a group of undergraduate students involved in an organization called the Actuarial and Statistical Undergraduate Association (ASUA). He is also an Academic Counsellor in the department, giving undergraduates advice and guidance in order to help them plan their personal and academic careers. In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife and family and watching football.

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