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Even You Can Learn Statistics and Analytics: An Easy to Understand Guide to Statistics and Analytics, 3rd Edition


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The world’s best guide to using and understanding statistics without being overwhelmed by math – now fully updated for the analytics revolution! 

  • Master all the statistics you need for finance, quality, marketing, social sciences, and modern "big data" analytics – one easy step at a time!
  • Includes all-new chapters on analytics concepts and applications, and on descriptive and predictive analytical methods
  • Presents expanded discussions and examples based on the latest versions of Microsoft Excel: Excel 2013 for Windows, Excel 2011 for OS X, and Office 365 Excel
  • Covers descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, multiple regressions, Six Sigma statistical quality techniques, and more
  • Includes many new and revised problems, both within and at the end of chapters


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-338266-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338266-2

Thought you couldn’t learn statistics? You can – and you will! Even You Can Learn Statistics and Analytics, Third Edition is the practical, up-to-date introduction to statistics – for everyone! Now fully updated for "big data" analytics and the newest applications, it'll teach you all the statistical techniques you’ll need for finance, marketing, quality, science, social science, and more – one easy step at a time. Simple jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique, and extensive practical examples and worked problems give you all the hands-on practice you'll need. This edition contains more practical examples than ever – all updated for the newest versions of Microsoft Excel. You'll find downloadable practice files, templates, data sets, and sample models – including complete solutions you can put right to work! Learn how to do all this, and more:

  • Apply statistical techniques to analyze huge data sets and transform them into valuable knowledge
  • Construct and interpret statistical charts and tables with Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc 3
  • Work with mean, median, mode, standard deviation, Z scores, skewness, and other descriptive statistics
  • Use probability and probability distributions
  • Work with sampling distributions and confidence intervals
  • Test hypotheses with Z, t, chi-square, ANOVA, and other techniques
  • Perform powerful regression analysis and modeling
  • Use multiple regression to develop models that contain several independent variables
  • Master specific statistical techniques for quality and Six Sigma programs

Hate math? No sweat. You’ll be amazed at how little you need. Like math? Optional "Equation Blackboard" sections reveal the mathematical foundations of statistics right before your eyes. If you need to understand, evaluate, or use statistics in business, academia, or anywhere else, this is the book you've been searching for!



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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Even You Can Learn Statistics and Analytics Owners Manual     xi
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Statistics     1
Chapter 2: Presenting Data in Tables and Charts     15
Chapter 3: Descriptive Statistics     37
Chapter 4: Probability     67
Chapter 5: Probability Distributions     79
Chapter 6: Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals     113
Chapter 7: Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing     137
Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing: Z and t Tests     149
Chapter 9: Hypothesis Testing: Chi-Square Tests and the One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)      175
Chapter 10: Simple Linear Regression     203
Chapter 11: Multiple Regression     239
Chapter 12: Fundamentals of Analytics     257
Chapter 13: Descriptive Analytics     265
Chapter 14: Predictive Analytics     277
Appendix A: Microsoft Excel Operation and Configuration     293
Appendix B: Review of Arithmetic and Algebra     295
Appendix C: Statistical Tables     305
Appendix D: Spreadsheet Tips     333
Appendix E: Advanced Techniques     337
Appendix F: Documentation for Downloadable Files     345
Glossary     349
Index     357

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