Statistics for Business and Economics (11th Edition) Hardcover – Jan 3 2010
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Dr. Jim McClave is currently President and CEO of Info Tech, Inc., a statistical consulting and software development firm with an international clientele. He is an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida, where he was a full-time member of the faculty for 20 years.
P. George Benson is the 21st president of the College of Charleston. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean at the University of Georgia’s C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business. His research interests include quality management, strategic management, belief formation, and judgmental forecasting. He consults nationally in the areas of applied statistics, quality management, and employment discrimination.
Terry Sincich obtained his PhD in statistics from the University of Florida in 1980. He is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems & Decision Sciences Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Sincich is responsible for teaching basic statistics to all undergraduates in the College of Business, as well as advanced statistics to all business doctoral candidates. He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, International Journal of Forecasting, Academy of Management Journal, and the Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Dr. Sincich is a co-author of the texts Statistics, A First Course in Statistics, Statistics for Engineering & the Sciences, and A Second Course in Statistics: Regression Analysis.
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One thing that should be noted however is do not bother trying to trade in this book under the same ISBN number you purchase here. Since this is a package product the book shows the ISBN of the book alone, so when you trade in the book under the ISBN you purchased it as you get rejected as the incorrect book. Amazon really should not allow you to try to trade in the book as the package and direct you instead to the book on its own. And if you complain that you traded in the correct book they only direct you back to your trade in account and the merchant said it is the incorrect book, even though it isn't.
MyStatLab, just like MyMathLab is equally guilty of not giving you adequate step-by-step explanations. It will give the option of "Show me an example" or "Help me solve this problem" and as you're going through the steps you are either left to come up with the solution on your own or the program gives you the answer without explaining where it came from.
If the curriculum didn't require it, I would never have purchased this book. There has got to be a better book out there that teaches you the basics.
For class purposes this book works great. As just a book review in general, it was ok. If you are trying to learn business stats on your own I probably would not recommend this book as much. Some of the explanations are not very clear, and a lot of the examples were not very good (in my opinion). It could have been a lot more straightforward than it was in this book.
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