This concise text covers the basic concepts of business statistics, data analysis, and management science in a contemporary spreadsheet environment. The authors emphasize practical applications of the approaches to business decision making. Some of-the text highlights include: Concise approach--This book integrates fundamental concepts of business statistics and decision models in twelve chapters. The authors take a practical, nonmathematical approach. Practical applications--A comprehensive database using marketing, finance, and production data, is used throughout the text to give students hands-on experience in analyzing data for practical decisions. Spreadsheet emphasis--The emphasis is on using spreadsheets for data analysis and decision modeling. The book features Excel and the Excel add-ins: PHStat, student version of Crystal Ball, and TreePlan. About the CD-ROM EVERY NEW COPY OF THIS TEXTBOOK IS PACKAGED WITH A CD-ROM CONTAINING SOFTWARE ESSENTIAL FOR THIS COURSE: Premium Solver Crystal Ball--Spreadsheet add-in for simulation and risk analysis TreePlan--Used in chapter 8 PHStat2Spreadsheet add--in for statistics This free CD-ROM also contains all of the Excel files required for many of the examples in this text.Evans, James R. is the author of 'Statistics, Data Analysis and Decision Modeling and Student CD-ROM', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130783837 and ISBN 0130783838.