Business Analytics: Data Analysis & Decision Making, 5th Edition
- S. Christian Albright
- Wayne L. Winston
- ISBN-10: 1133629601
- ISBN-13: 9781133629603
- 1008 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2006
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
Students will master data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use with BUSINESS ANALYTICS: DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING, 5E! This quantitative methods text provides users with the tools to succeed with a teach-by-example approach, student-friendly writing style, and complete Excel 2013 integration. It is also compatible with Excel 2010 and 2007. Problem sets and cases provide realistic examples to show the relevance of the material. The Companion Website includes: the Palisade DecisionTools Suite (@RISK, StatTools, PrecisionTree, TopRank, RISKOptimizer, NeuralTools, and Evolver); SolverTable, which allows you to do sensitivity analysis; data and solutions files, PowerPoint slides, and tutorial videos.
1. Introduction to Data Analysis and Decision Making.
Part 1: EXPLORING DATA.
2. Describing the Distribution of a Single Variable.
3. Finding Relationships among Variables.
Part 2: PROBABILITY AND DECISION MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY.
4. Probability and Probability Distributions.
5. Normal, Binomial, Poisson, and Exponential Distributions.
6. Decision Making under Uncertainty.
Part 3: STATISTICAL INFERENCE.
7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions.
8. Confidence Interval Estimation.
9. Hypothesis Testing.
Part 4: REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND TIME SERIES FORECASTING.
10. Regression Analysis: Estimating Relationships.
11. Regression Analysis: Statistical Inference.
12. Time Series Analysis and Forecasting.
Part 5: OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION MODELING.
13. Introduction to Optimization Modeling.
14. Optimization Models.
15. Introduction to Simulation Modeling.
16. Simulation Models.
Part 6: ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS.
17. Data Mining.
Part 7: BONUS ONLINE MATERIAL.
18. Importing Data into Excel.
19. Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design.
20. Statistical Process Control.
Appendix A. Statistical Reporting.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
tutorial.xlsm (which contains a useful tutorial for getting up to speed in Excel), and Chapters 18-20 and Appendix A. Also, new for this edition, the website features more than 50 videos that explain concepts and work through examples.Student Solutions Manual Instant Access (ISBN-10: 128584520X | ISBN-13: 9781285845203)
The Student Solutions Manual contains the worked solutions to most of the odd-numbered problems found in the text. Problems indicated by a blue box in the textbook have a corresponding answer in the Student Solutions Manual. The Student Solutions Manual is available for purchase on CengageBrain.com. (Instructors have access to ALL solutions on the instructor companion website.)Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access (ISBN-10: 1285978668 | ISBN-13: 9781285978666)
The Student Solutions Manual contains the worked solutions to most of the odd-numbered problems found in the text. Problems indicated by a blue box in the textbook have a corresponding answer in the Student Solutions Manual. The Student Solutions Manual is available for purchase on CengageBrain.com.