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Quantitative approaches in business studies

Author: Morris, Clare Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2003. ; Financial Times, 2003.Edition: 6th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 512 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0273657593Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies Brief Contents Preface to the Sixth Edition Note to the reader Acknowledgements Introduction: Why quantitative methods? xv xvii xix 1 5 Part 1 NUMBERS ­ how we handle them 1 Tools of the trade: basic numeracy skills 2 Spreadsheets and other computer-based resources 7 35 39 Part 2 NUMBERS ­ a means of communication 3 Obtaining the figures: data and data collection 4 Making sense of the figures: data interpretation 5 Presenting the figures: tables and diagrams 6 Summarising the figures: measures of location and spread 7 Measuring changes: index numbers 41 60 65 100 127 143 Part 3 NUMBERS ­ a basis for deduction 8 A firm foundation: elementary probability 9 Patterns of probability: some distributions 10 Estimating from samples: inference 11 Checking a theory: hypothesis testing 12 Making it better: statistics and quality improvement 13 Looking for connections: correlation 14 Spotting the relationship: line fitting 15 Multiple regression 145 168 200 223 257 289 310 327 343 Part 4 NUMBERS ­ a tool of planning 16 Planning an inventory policy: stock control 17 Forecasting: time-series, semi-log graphs and exponential smoothing 345 362 18 Allowing for interest: financial mathematics 19 Planning production levels: linear programming 20 Planning a project: network analysis 21 Cutting down on queues: simulation 22 Quantitative methods in the student research project 392 413 432 449 462 477 479 480 481 483 485 486 489 490 491 505 Appendices 1 Suggestions for further reading 2 Random sampling numbers 3 Cumulative binomial probabilities 4 Cumulative Poisson probabilities 5 Areas under the standard normal curve 6 Percentage points of the x2 distribution 7 The correlation coefficient 8 The t-distribution 9 Solutions to selected exercises Index

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