Designed for readers with a background in basic algebra, this best-selling introduction to statistics for business and economics emphasizes "inference"-- with extensive coverage of data collection and analysis as needed to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and make good business decisions. It stresses the development of statistical thinking, the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data-- both by those who consume and those who produce them-- and features numerous case studies, examples, and exercises-- all drawing on real business situations and recent economic events. Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking. Methods for Describing Sets of Data. Probability. Random Variables and Probability Distributions. Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals. Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Tests of Hypothesis. Comparing Population Means. Comparing Population Proportions. Simple Linear Regression. Introduction to Multiple Regression. Basic Methods for Quality Improvement. For anyone interested in statistics for business and economics.McClave, James T. is the author of 'First Course in Business Statistics', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130186799 and ISBN 0130186791.