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Business Statistics

Business Statistics

for Non-Mathematicians

  • Author: Sonia Taylor
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230206859
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Business Statistics is a student-friendly book written to encourage first year business students to understand (and enjoy!) their first experience of statistics. Each topic is well illustrated, with worked examples, tutorial sheets, supplementary exercises, and computer worksheets in SPSS, Minitab and Excel - all with answers provided. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/taylor/index.html

Statistics Without Tears

Statistics Without Tears

An Introduction for Non-Mathematicians

  • Author: Derek Rowntree
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9780141987491
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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This book is written for anyone who needs or wants to know how statistics work. It assumes no expert knowledge, and teaches through words and diagrams rather than through figures, formulae and equations - providing the perfect approach for the non-mathematical reader. Written as a "tutorial in print", Derek Rowntree includes questions in his argument; readers can answer them as they go, enabling them to measure their performance and judge how far they have mastered the subject.

Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Statistics for Non-Statisticians

  • Author: Birger Stjernholm Madsen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662493497
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 185
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This book was written for those who need to know how to collect, analyze and present data. It is meant to be a first course for practitioners, a book for private study or brush-up on statistics, and supplementary reading for general statistics classes. The book is untraditional, both with respect to the choice of topics and the presentation: Topics were determined by what is most useful for practical statistical work, and the presentation is as non-mathematical as possible. The book contains many examples using statistical functions in spreadsheets. In this second edition, new topics have been included e.g. within the area of statistical quality control, in order to make the book even more useful for practitioners working in industry.

Maths and Statistics for Business

Maths and Statistics for Business

  • Author: Michelle Lawson,Stephanie Hubbard,Paul Pugh
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • ISBN: 9780582231870
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 293
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Maths and Statistics for Business is specifically written for non-mathematicians who need an introduction to elementary mathematical and statistical techniques for their business course. Through worked examples, highlighted key points and self-assessment questions, the book demonstrates how these techniques are applied in the business environment. Ideal for all business-related foundation, degree and diploma courses involving statistics and maths, such as business maths, statistics for business, introductory quantitative analysis and quantitative methods.

Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

  • Author: Morris Kline
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486316130
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 672
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Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.

Chances Are

Chances Are

The Only Statistic Book You'll Ever Need

  • Author: Steve Slavin
  • Publisher: Madison Books
  • ISBN: 146162293X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
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Chances Are is the first book to make statistics accessible to everyone, regardless of how much math you remember from school.

Statistics for High-Dimensional Data

Statistics for High-Dimensional Data

Methods, Theory and Applications

  • Author: Peter Bühlmann,Sara van de Geer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 364220192X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 558
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Modern statistics deals with large and complex data sets, and consequently with models containing a large number of parameters. This book presents a detailed account of recently developed approaches, including the Lasso and versions of it for various models, boosting methods, undirected graphical modeling, and procedures controlling false positive selections. A special characteristic of the book is that it contains comprehensive mathematical theory on high-dimensional statistics combined with methodology, algorithms and illustrations with real data examples. This in-depth approach highlights the methods’ great potential and practical applicability in a variety of settings. As such, it is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and experts in statistics, applied mathematics and computer science.

Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business

Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business

  • Author: Ron C. Mittelhammer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461450225
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 755
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Mathematical Statistics for Economics and Business, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of mathematical statistics which underpin statistical analyses in the fields of economics, business, and econometrics. The selection of topics in this textbook is designed to provide students with a conceptual foundation that will facilitate a substantial understanding of statistical applications in these subjects. This new edition has been updated throughout and now also includes a downloadable Student Answer Manual containing detailed solutions to half of the over 300 end-of-chapter problems. After introducing the concepts of probability, random variables, and probability density functions, the author develops the key concepts of mathematical statistics, most notably: expectation, sampling, asymptotics, and the main families of distributions. The latter half of the book is then devoted to the theories of estimation and hypothesis testing with associated examples and problems that indicate their wide applicability in economics and business. Features of the new edition include: a reorganization of topic flow and presentation to facilitate reading and understanding; inclusion of additional topics of relevance to statistics and econometric applications; a more streamlined and simple-to-understand notation for multiple integration and multiple summation over general sets or vector arguments; updated examples; new end-of-chapter problems; a solution manual for students; a comprehensive answer manual for instructors; and a theorem and definition map. This book has evolved from numerous graduate courses in mathematical statistics and econometrics taught by the author, and will be ideal for students beginning graduate study as well as for advanced undergraduates.

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

  • Author: Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393089827
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 302
  • View: 8920
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“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Category Theory for the Sciences

Category Theory for the Sciences

  • Author: David I. Spivak
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262320533
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 496
  • View: 8537
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Category theory was invented in the 1940s to unify and synthesize different areas in mathematics, and it has proven remarkably successful in enabling powerful communication between disparate fields and subfields within mathematics. This book shows that category theory can be useful outside of mathematics as a rigorous, flexible, and coherent modeling language throughout the sciences. Information is inherently dynamic; the same ideas can be organized and reorganized in countless ways, and the ability to translate between such organizational structures is becoming increasingly important in the sciences. Category theory offers a unifying framework for information modeling that can facilitate the translation of knowledge between disciplines. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, and assuming little background in mathematics, the book is rigorous but accessible to non-mathematicians. Using databases as an entry to category theory, it begins with sets and functions, then introduces the reader to notions that are fundamental in mathematics: monoids, groups, orders, and graphs -- categories in disguise. After explaining the "big three" concepts of category theory -- categories, functors, and natural transformations -- the book covers other topics, including limits, colimits, functor categories, sheaves, monads, and operads. The book explains category theory by examples and exercises rather than focusing on theorems and proofs. It includes more than 300 exercises, with solutions. Category Theory for the Sciences is intended to create a bridge between the vast array of mathematical concepts used by mathematicians and the models and frameworks of such scientific disciplines as computation, neuroscience, and physics.

Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

The Science of Uncertainty

  • Author: John Tabak
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816068739
  • Category: Mathematical statistics
  • Page: 241
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Presents a survey of the history and evolution of the branch of mathematics that focuses on probability and statistics, including useful applications and notable mathematicians in this area.

Statistics for Terrified Biologists

Statistics for Terrified Biologists

  • Author: Helmut van Emden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118541677
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 2155
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“We highly recommend it—not just for statistically terrified biology students and faculty, but also for those who are occasionally anxious or uncertain. In addition to being a good starting point to learn statistics, it is a useful place to return to refresh your memory.” –The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009 "During the entire course of my Ph.D. I've been (embarrasingly) looking for a way to teach myself the fundamentals of statistical analysis. At this point in my education, I've come to realize that often times, simply knowing the basics is enough for you to properly apply even the most complex analytical methods. ‘Statistics for Terrified Biologists’ has been just such a book - it was more than worth the $40 I spent on it, and while my 'book clubs' aren't meant to be reviews, I highly recommend the book to anyone who's in a similar predicament to my own." –Carlo Artieri's Blog Book Club The typical biology student is “hardwired” to be wary of any tasks involving the application of mathematics and statistical analyses, but the plain fact is much of biology requires interpretation of experimental data through the use of statistical methods. This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae for the average biology student. Written in a lively and engaging style, Statistics for Terrified Biologists draws on the author’s 30 years of lecturing experience. One of the foremost entomologists of his generation, van Emden has an extensive track record for successfully teaching statistical methods to even the most guarded of biology students. For the first time basic methods are presented using straightforward, jargon-free language. Students are taught to use simple formulae accurately to interpret what is being measured with each test and statistic, while at the same time learning to recognize overall patterns and guiding principles. Complemented by simple illustrations and useful case studies, this is an ideal statistics resource tool for undergraduate biology and environmental science students who lack confidence in their mathematical abilities.

The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems

The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems

  • Author: Robert Donnelly,W. Michael Kelley
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101151390
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 560
  • View: 1309
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Following the successful, 'The Humongous Books', in calculus and algebra, bestselling author Mike Kelley takes a typical statistics workbook, full of solved problems, and writes notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. By learning how to interpret and solve problems as they are presented in statistics courses, students prepare to solve those difficult problems that were never discussed in class but are always on exams. - With annotated notes and explanations of missing steps throughout, like no other statistics workbook on the market - An award-winning former math teacher whose website (calculus-help.com) reaches thousands every month, providing exposure for all his books

Mathematics for Finance

Mathematics for Finance

An Introduction to Financial Engineering

  • Author: Marek Capinski,Tomasz Zastawniak
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1852338466
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 314
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This textbook contains the fundamentals for an undergraduate course in mathematical finance aimed primarily at students of mathematics. Assuming only a basic knowledge of probability and calculus, the material is presented in a mathematically rigorous and complete way. The book covers the time value of money, including the time structure of interest rates, bonds and stock valuation; derivative securities (futures, options), modelling in discrete time, pricing and hedging, and many other core topics. With numerous examples, problems and exercises, this book is ideally suited for independent study.

Thinking Statistically

Thinking Statistically

  • Author: Uri Bram
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781481173506
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 72
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Thinking Statistically is the book that shows you how to think like a statistician, without worrying about formal statistical techniques. Along the way we learn how selection bias can explain why your boss doesn't know he sucks (even when everyone else does); how to use Bayes' Theorem to decide if your partner is cheating on you; and why Mark Zuckerberg should never be used as an example for anything. See the world in a whole new light, and make better decisions and judgements without ever going near a t-test. Think. Think Statistically.

Hypothesis Testing Made Simple

Hypothesis Testing Made Simple

  • Author: Leonard Gaston Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Leonard Gaston Ph.D.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 167
  • View: 576
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This tutorial, directed primarily toward students doing research projects, is intended to help them do four things : (1) Decide if their data gathering activity can yield numerical data that will permit a meaningful hypothesis test. (2) If it will, decide if one of the tests described would be useful. (3) If so, apply that test, and (4) Adequately explain the use of the test so their readers can have confidence in their analysis. It is not intended to be a text for a complete statistics course – only a guide to few relatively simple tests . Complex hypothesis testing procedures are not covered. For example, the discussion of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) introduces what is called one way ANOVA. Two way ANOVA, a more complex procedure involving the use of blocking variables, is not covered. It simply presents a few commonly used tests and down-to-earth explanations of how to use them. It is intended to be a low cost supplement that can help its reader understand a few commonly-used tests. It was put together on a shoestring by a non-mathematician for the benefit of other non-mathematicians -- or for mathematicians who have forgotten some or all of the statistics they have studied. There are no color illustrations or professionally-prepared charts and graphs. Economy was a guiding principle. Four brief introductory chapters discuss numbers, basic terms, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, and data presentation. With that background the book then introduces various tests and explains them in down to earth language.

Mathematics in Industry

Mathematics in Industry

  • Author: Angela Slavova
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443883247
  • Category: Business mathematics
  • Page: 415
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Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics

  • Author: Barbara Illowsky,Susan Dean
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789888407309
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 906
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Introductory Statistics is designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Additional topics, examples, and ample opportunities for practice have been added to each chapter. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them. Coverage and Scope Chapter 1 Sampling and Data Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics Chapter 3 Probability Topics Chapter 4 Discrete Random Variables Chapter 5 Continuous Random Variables Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution Chapter 7 The Central Limit Theorem Chapter 8 Confidence Intervals Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample Chapter 10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples Chapter 11 The Chi-Square Distribution Chapter 12 Linear Regression and Correlation Chapter 13 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA

The R Book

The R Book

  • Author: Michael J. Crawley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118448960
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 1080
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Hugely successful and popular text presenting an extensive and comprehensive guide for all R users The R language is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, enabling users to apply many statistical techniques that would be impossible without such software to help implement such large data sets. R has become an essential tool for understanding and carrying out research. This edition: Features full colour text and extensive graphics throughout. Introduces a clear structure with numbered section headings to help readers locate information more efficiently. Looks at the evolution of R over the past five years. Features a new chapter on Bayesian Analysis and Meta-Analysis. Presents a fully revised and updated bibliography and reference section. Is supported by an accompanying website allowing examples from the text to be run by the user. Praise for the first edition: ‘…if you are an R user or wannabe R user, this text is the one that should be on your shelf. The breadth of topics covered is unsurpassed when it comes to texts on data analysis in R.’ (The American Statistician, August 2008) ‘The High-level software language of R is setting standards in quantitative analysis. And now anybody can get to grips with it thanks to The R Book…’ (Professional Pensions, July 2007)

How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought

How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought

Perfect Mathematics for Imperfect Minds

  • Author: Anna Sverdlik
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351344757
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 218
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If mathematics is the purest form of knowledge, the perfect foundation of all the hard sciences, and a uniquely precise discipline, then how can the human brain, an imperfect and imprecise organ, process mathematical ideas? Is mathematics made up of eternal, universal truths? Or, as some have claimed, could mathematics simply be a human invention, a kind of tool or metaphor? These questions are among the greatest enigmas of science and epistemology, discussed at length by mathematicians, physicians, and philosophers. But, curiously enough, neuroscientists have been absent in the debate, even though it is precisely the field of neuroscience—which studies the brain’s mechanisms for thinking and reasoning—that ought to be at the very center of these discussions. How our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought explores the unique mechanisms of cooperation between the body, emotions, and the cortex, based on fundamental physical principles. It is these mechanisms that help us to overcome the limitations of our physiology and allow our imperfect, human brains to make transcendent mathematical discoveries. This book is written for anyone who is interested in the nature of abstract thought, including mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.