Australasian Business Statistics, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780730310204

Australasian Business Statistics, 3rd Edition, will give you the ability to make informed business decisions based on statistical data analysis. This Wiley text also provides insight into the practical relevance of statistics through the numerous, and interesting examples from the local region. If you are looking for extra practice in your Business Statistics course, this book also comes with iStudy. The Australasian Business Statistics iStudy uses interactive modules that include activities, to test your knowledge and aid in your understanding of the text. Best of all, iStudy is available on a range of operating systems which means you can use it anytime, anywhere.


  • Opening cases are brief business-world issues that introduce you to scenarios that use the techniques covered in the chapter to make a business decisions.
  • Misuse of Statistics to help you avoid the pitfalls of using statistics incorrectly in business scenarios by highlighting their potential misuse in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Going further with KaddStat is an online guide with stepped instructions to perform the textbook demonstration problems using enhanced KaddStat Excel 2010 functionality.
Ken Black is Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Ken has taught all levels of statistics courses: forecasting, management science, market research and production/operations management. He has published 20 journal articles, over 20 professional papers and two textbooks: Business statistics: an introductory course and Business statistics: for contemporary decision making. Ken has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, the City of Houston, NYLCare, AT&T, Johnson Space Centre, Southwest Information Resources, Connect Corporation and Eagle Engineering.

John Asafu-Adjaye is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at The University of Queensland. John teaches business and economic statistics, environmental economics, applied econometrics and inter-industry economic modelling. He has carried out research and provided consultancy services on various economic development and environmental issues in a number of countries including Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and China. He has authored or co-authored over 70 research-based publications, including eight books and monographs, nine book chapters, 49 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 commissioned reports, and 11 refereed conference proceedings.

Paul Burke is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Marketing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Paul teaches business statistics and has published seven journal articles. His research interests include understanding how to simultaneously model a consumer’s preferences for various product features and the consistency with which these choices are made.

Nazim Khan is a Lecturer and Consultant in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Western Australia. Nazim has taught decision theory at the MBA level, financial mathematics, forecasting and statistics. He has published several journal articles. Nazim has consulted for various companies and research groups in his capacity as Consultant with the UWA Statistical Consulting Group.

Gerard King was a Lecturer in the School of Information Science at Deakin University. He originally obtained a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast, and a Master of Engineering from Manchester University, UK. He taught electrical engineering at the Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong, and then at Deakin University, Geelong. He later obtained a Master of Science (Management Sciences) from Imperial College, London. His Doctor of Philosophy was obtained from the University of South Australia.

Nelson Perera is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Sydney Business School at the University of Wollongong. Nelson has taught econometrics, forecasting, management science, market research and statistics. He has published 20 journal articles and four book chapters, as well as two computer manuals: MINITAB for commerce and Data analysis with SPSS V.15, 3e. Nelson’s main research interests are in the fields of monetary policy, applied econometrics and application of statistics to business areas.

Carl Sherwood is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at The University of Queensland. With twenty years of professional experience as an engineer, Carl has crafted his teaching by capturing this wealth of business experience to make courses relevant to students.Carl has been teaching a variety of subjects at The University of Queensland for more than a decade. He has primarily concentrated on teaching statistics, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as teaching business economics to managers studying at MBA level. As a result of his teaching efforts, Carl has won a UQ School of Economics Teaching Excellence Award on three occasions and a UQ Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and has been nominated for a National Teaching Citation Award. His research interests centre on exploring how statistics can be more meaningful, practical and engaging for students.

Reetu Verma is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Sub Dean in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Wollongong. Reetu has taught all levels of quantitative subjects, including business statistics, quantitative analysis for decision making, business forecasting and econometrics. Reetu won the Faculty of Commerce Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. She has published 10 journal articles and is an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Economic Society of Australia (ESA). Reetu’s main research interests include economic modelling, applied econometrics, economic growth and development in Asia.

Saleh A Wasimi is an Associate Professor at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia. He is the Head of Program, Mathematics and Statistics in the School of Information and Communication Technology. He has worked in Bangladesh, the USA and Australia as an academic and conducted research and consultancy works in Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland. Saleh’s current research interests include stochastic processes, optimisation, water resources planning and development, disaster management, hydrology and hydraulics. He has authored in excess of 50 refereed articles.

1. Introduction to statistics
2. Charts and graphs
3. Descriptive summary measures
4. Probability
5. Discrete distributions
6. The normal distribution and other continuous distributions
7. Sampling and sampling distributions
8. Statistical inference: estimation for single populations
9. Statistical inference: hypothesis testing for single populations
10. Statistical inferences about two populations
11. Analysis of variance and design of experiments
12. Chi-square tests
13. Simple regression analysis
14. Multiple regression analysis
15. Building multiple regression models
16. Time-series forecasting and index numbers
17. Nonparametric statistics
18. Quality management and statistical quality control
19. Decision analysis
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