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Lind, D.M., Marchal, W.G. & Wathen, S.A. (2004). Statistical techniques in business & economics (12th ed.). New York: The McGraw-Hill Company.

Week ONE
Topic – 1: Business Research and Descriptive Statistics (as illustrated in marketing decisions).

Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4

Week TWO
Topic – 1: The applications of Probability Theory (as illustrated in marketing decisions).

Chapters 5, 6, 7

Topic – 1: Parametric Statistics (as illustrated in operations management decisions).

Chapters 8, 9, 10, & 11

Topic – 1: The application of ANOVA and Non-Parametric Statistics (as illustrated in operations management and marketing decisions).

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Topic – 1: The Application of Correlation and Regression Analysis (as illustrated in strategy formulation and implementation).

Chapters 13 & 14

Week SIX
Topic – 1: Time Series, Forecasting, and Quality Control (as illustrated in project management).

Chapters 17 & 19


Class One

During Week 1, we covered the first four chapters of the Lind book.  

Week One-
Business Research and Descriptive Statistics
Week one covers four chapters:
• Chapter 1: What is statistics?
• Chapter 2: Frequency Distributions and graphic presentation
• Chapter 3: Numerical Measures
• Chapter 4: Displaying and Exploring Data

Week one introduces four important terms:
• Statistics
• Frequency Distribution
• Measures of Location/Dispersion
• Descriptive Statistics


  1. You were introduced to Craig Stevens
  2. You were introduced to the Mobile of Excellent Management and talked about where we would find statistics used in business.
  3. You were introduced to Statistics?
  4. You were introduced to Statistical Definitions and Language
  5. You were introduced to Descriptive and Graphical Statistics and Simple Calculations and Theories.

and a good time was had by all!

Class Two

During Week 2 we will cover the chapter 5, 6, and 7 of the Lind book.
  1. You will be introduced to Probability Concepts in Chapter 5
  2. We will investigate Discrete Probability Distributions in Chapter 6
  3. We will investigate the Normal Probability Distribution in Chapter 7.

Class Three

During Week 3 we will cover Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11

  1. Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem in Chapter 8
  2. Confidence Intervals in Chapter 9.
  3. Hypothesis Testing in Chapters 10 and 11.

Class Four

During Week 4 we will cover Chapters 12, 15, and 16

Week four introduces two topics:
• Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
• More Hypotheses testing

  1. Analysis of Variance in Chapter 12
  2. Nonparametric Methods: Chi-Square Applications in Chapter 15.
  3. Nonparametric Methods: Analysis of Ranked Data in Chapter 16.

Contributed by Gary Hale, UoP, 2005

ANOVA allows one to compare the means of more than two populations at one time. Nonparametric statistics allow one to work with data that are from populations that are distribution-free. The discussions related to ANOVA starts with the F –distributions and then compare two population variances. It is important to understand the difference between the Z- and t –distributions and the F –distribution.

ANOVA can be applied in the workplace. Chapters 15 and 16 deal with nonparametric or distribution-free tests which are used when working with data that is ordinal or nominal level data.





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