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Applied Statistics for Business and Economics Hardcover – March 16, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1439805688 ISBN-10: 1439805687 Edition: 1st
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While there are numerous texts on the market with the same goal, this text takes a practical and effective approach to engaging students with a topic that, as the author notes, they are most likely not that interested in learning. The text accomplishes this goal quite well. … It is written in a very straightforward and understandable manner that fits its intended audience quite well. … Given that there are dozens of introductory statistics texts on the market. it has become exceedingly difficult to create one that can be truly differentiated from the rest. However, in this case, the author appears to have succeeded. This is accomplished in large part by taking a down-to-earth, almost intuitive, approach to the material which is both refreshing and welcome. 
—Tom Page, The American Statistician, August 2011

In this excellent textbook Professor Leekley takes the reader, as if they were his students, through every detail of examples, working all steps with great patience. This generous approach is even extended to explaining how mathematical and statistical notation and symbols are read; a very rare and valuable education. … This book is highly recommended as a textbook for business statistics and it can also be used as a manual for self-study.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, July 2011

For the mathematician, this text does an outstanding job of integrating things on the mathematical level. … This is one of the few texts to try to make plausible the complex formula for two-sample t degrees of freedom when we do not assume the two variances are equal. … [Students] will like the clear and to the point writing.
MAA Reviews, September 2010

About the Author

Robert M. Leekley is a professor in the Department of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (March 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439805687
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439805688
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By DRA on July 3, 2012
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I bought this book to provide a base level resource and to assist in my preparation for graduate studies in business. The book is logically laid out, has many examples for each type of problem, and has an excellent data set (available on Dr. Leekley's homepage at IWU) which is downloadable into excel. The data sets, which are used in the problems throughout the text, give the reader an excellent way to practice the "real world" application of statistical and data analysis. The book progresses through multiple regressions, time series analysis, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, etc., so it covers a wide range of topics. It is is easy to digest and serves well as a refresher for someone who has had statistics but need to hone their skills. The content is over 300 pages long, but can be covered in a matter of a few weeks by someone dedicated to the material.
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