Number Crunching for Business People 1e (WebPDF)


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  • ISBN: 9780702197512
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 128
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  • Category: Research Studies

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‘I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery of crunching numbers so that they have meaning. The journey is interesting – sometimes strange but always fun. And it really is not as difficult as statisticians try to make you believe. Information is powerful, ubiquitous and strategicallyimportant for any business that wants to survive. And it is real. I want to show you how simple it is to make good business decisions by making sense out of data. Join me.’—René Pellisier Number Crunching for Business People has been written with the non-specialist statistician in mind. The text supplies practical information which will enable the business person to make sound decisions. It provides information on the basic statistical tools available for quantitative decision-making.        

Foreword
• Part 1: Statistics, data and information • Introduction to statistics, data and information
• But, what is data? And information?
• Sample and population – the great divide
• On sampling – the need for valid data
• Part 2: Getting information out of data
• Summarising and viewing the data
• Descriptive measures
• What is my salary really worth?
• Part 3: Getting value out of information
• Quantitative research
• Seeing the future – statistical forecasting
• Time series analysis
• Part 4: Making informed decisions using information
• Total quality management
• The management process
 • Epilogue
• References
• Addendums


NEW

All levels of management who need to understand outputs and be able to make decisions using data and information • FMP, MDP and MBA students
• Participants in short courses in data analysis and transformation
• Makes the generation and use of statistical data both accessible and fun, thereby taking the ‘sting’ out of mathematics • Focuses on the practical philosophy of exploratory data analysis (EDA) to assist with making justifiable business decisions • Includes notes on economic indicators for use in the bargaining forum • Incorporates introductory principles of forecasting, regression and correlation • Introduces the notion of chaos theory for use in the field of forecasting
 
 
 

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‘I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery of crunching numbers so that they have meaning. The journey is interesting – sometimes strange but always fun. And it really is not as difficult as statisticians try to make you believe. Information is powerful, ubiquitous and strategicallyimportant for any business that wants to survive. And it is real. I want to show you how simple it is to make good business decisions by making sense out of data. Join me.’—René Pellisier Number Crunching for Business People has been written with the non-specialist statistician in mind. The text supplies practical information which will enable the business person to make sound decisions. It provides information on the basic statistical tools available for quantitative decision-making.        

Foreword
• Part 1: Statistics, data and information • Introduction to statistics, data and information
• But, what is data? And information?
• Sample and population – the great divide
• On sampling – the need for valid data
• Part 2: Getting information out of data
• Summarising and viewing the data
• Descriptive measures
• What is my salary really worth?
• Part 3: Getting value out of information
• Quantitative research
• Seeing the future – statistical forecasting
• Time series analysis
• Part 4: Making informed decisions using information
• Total quality management
• The management process
 • Epilogue
• References
• Addendums


NEW

All levels of management who need to understand outputs and be able to make decisions using data and information • FMP, MDP and MBA students
• Participants in short courses in data analysis and transformation
• Makes the generation and use of statistical data both accessible and fun, thereby taking the ‘sting’ out of mathematics • Focuses on the practical philosophy of exploratory data analysis (EDA) to assist with making justifiable business decisions • Includes notes on economic indicators for use in the bargaining forum • Incorporates introductory principles of forecasting, regression and correlation • Introduces the notion of chaos theory for use in the field of forecasting
 
 
 

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