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Statistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance

Statistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance
Author: Roger Hoerl - Ronald Snee
ISBN 13: 9780534381585
ISBN 10: 534381588
Edition: 001
Publisher: Duxbury Press
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $193.95

This innovative book teaches readers to understand the strategic value of data and statistics in solving real business problems. Following principles of effective learning identified by educational and behavioral research, the instruction proceeds from tangible examples to abstract theory; from the big picture, or "whole," to details, or "parts"; and from a conceptual understanding to ability to perform specific tasks. While the computer is used for computational details, the authors describe the role of st


This textbook applies statistical thinking to business processes. Illustrated with case studies, it provides instruction on deriving actionable conclusions from data analysis, problem solving, and process improvement. The book begins with a discussion of the uses of statistical thinking and goes on to describe specific improvement strategies, tools, and formal statistical methods. Concepts are emphasized, rather than formulas and calculations. Formal statistical methods are illustrated with Microsoft Excel, MINITAB, and JMP. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)