Based entirely on using Microsoft Excel rather than more complicated applications, it includes a clear guide to using Excel with the key functions employed in the book, a glossary of terms and equations, plus a section specifically for those readers who feel rusty in basic maths. Each chapter has worked examples and explanations to illustrate the use of statistics in real life scenarios, with databases for the worked examples, cases and answers on the accompanying CD-ROM.

- Cover
- Half Title
- Title Page
- Copyright
- Dedication
- Contents
- About this book
- 1. Presenting and organizing data
- 2. Characterizing and defining data
- 3. Basic probability and counting rules
- 4. Probability analysis for discrete data
- 5. Probability analysis in the normal distribution
- 6. Theory and methods of statistical sampling
- 7. Estimating population characteristics
- 8. Hypothesis testing of a single population
- 9. Hypothesis testing for different populations
- 10. Forecasting and estimating from correlated data
- 11. Indexing as a method for data analysis
- Appendix I: Key Terminology and Formula in Statistics
- Appendix II: Guide for Using Microsoft Excel 2003 in This Textbook
- Appendix III: Mathematical Relationships
- Appendix IV: Answers to End of Chapter Exercises
- Bibliography
- Index