on July 3, 2012
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.