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Statistics in Business & Management: A Guide to Using Excel & IBM SPSS Statistics

by Glyn Davis and Branko Pecar SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2020
ISBN:
9781529701173
Format:
Hbk 480 pages
Price:
AU$308.00 NZ$298.26
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Grounded in real-world business research and with tailored examples throughout, this comprehensive guide shows the reader how to visualise and apply IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel software across their work.

Visualising and presenting data
Data descriptors: How do we summarise data?
Probability distributions
Sampling distributions
Point and interval estimates
An introduction to parametric hypothesis testing
Chi-square and non-parametric hypothesis testing
Linear correlation and regression analysis
Introduction to time series data, long-term forecasts and seasonality
Short and medium-term forecasts

The most considerable appeal of Statistics in Business and Management is to offer students a unique opportunity to learn both basic statistics that are essential for business and management and some useful statistics tools such as Excel and SPSS. This book helps students to undertake statistical analysis as well as interpret the results. Another beauty of this textbook is that it is written using plain and simple language and it provides numerous examples to explain every topic. The chapters typically start with the explanation of the statistics concept and method, followed by applying it in Excel and then in SPSS.

Since 1988 I have had a varied career within the university sector teaching e-Business, IT, statistics, and quantitative methods within the School of Computing, Teesside University Business School, School of Social Sciences, Business and Law, and since 2018 within Teesside Business School.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and in 2002 was awarded the status of Teesside University Teaching Fellow.

Professionally, I have been a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications as a Chartered Mathematician (until 2004) and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (until 2004).

My learning and teaching research includes the application of open learning and IT in the learning, teaching and assessment of e-Business and statistics courses and I have undertaken consultancy work in providing learning and teaching advice to other universities, professional bodies, and publishers within the area of e-Business, statistics and quantitative methods.

Branko spent most of his professional life in the world of process control, working mainly for Emerson, one of the largest global process control equipment manufacturing corporations. Throughout his career he held numerous positions such as an Account Director, Applications Director, Regional VP in the Middle East and others. His employment took him around the world, and he had ex-pat assignments in the Middle East, USA, etc.

 

Before he embarked on the industrial career, Branko got a Ph.D. During his long employment with Emerson, he decided to take a "sabbatical" from his business and industry career. He joined the University of Gloucestershire as a Senior Lecturer and spent several years there teaching mainly statistics, quantitative methods and electronic commerce. In the end he returned to Emerson, where he finished his career as a Global VP for Educational Services.

 

Branko published a number of articles and co-authored a series of books with Glyn Davis of Teesside University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and lives in London.