|Quantitative Methods for Business and Management||
Quantitative Methods for Business and Management
Quantitative Methods for Business and Management Students takes you on a journey though the techniques required to succeed in business and management. With a user-friendly and accessible writing style, John Buglear presents these techniques simply and provides numerous examples to enable you to relate the theory to real-life applications.
· Examples of where the tools in the Quantitative Methods tool-kit have been used in business organisations
· Worked examples based on applications in the business world.
· The methods are clearly explained in words before being represented mathematically.
· Key techniques are summarised in step-by-step ‘Self assembly guides’.
· Review Questions are provided for readers to test their understanding and these are graded according to difficulty.
List of self-assembly guides
Introduction: the Quantitative Methods road map
Chapter 1 Rules of the road: The basic techniques
Chapter 2 Straight ahead - linear models
Chapter 3 Around the bend - dealing with the curves
Chapter 4 Filling up - fuelling quantitative analysis
Chapter 5 Good visibility - pictorial presentation of data
Chapter 6 General directions - summarising data
Chapter 7 Two-way traffic - investigating relationships between two variables using correlation and regression
Chapter 8 Counting the cost - summarising money variables over time
Chapter 9 Long distance - analysing time series data
Chapter 10 Is it worth the risk - introducing probability
Chapter 11 Finding the right way - analysing decisions
Chapter 12 Accidents and incidence - discrete probability distributions and simulation
Chapter 13 Smooth running - continuous probability distributions and basic queuing theory
Chapter 14 Getting from A to B - project planning using networks
Chapter 15 Taking short cuts - sampling methods
Chapter 16 Test driving - sampling theory, estimation and hypothsis testing
Chapter 17 High performance - statistical inference for comparing population means and bivariate data
Chapter 18 Going off-road - managing quantitative research for projects and dissertations#
Appendix 1 Statistical and Accounting tables
Appendix 2 Answers to review questions
To study business you have to understand Quantitative Methods. The business world is full of figures so knowing how to handle them is a key skill for successful management. To help you acquire this ability, Quantitative Methods for Business and Management Students takes you on a journey though the techniques required to succeed in business and management
The book provides examples of where the tools in the Quantitative Methods tool-kit have been used in business organisations and worked examples based on applications in the business world. The methods are clearly explained in words before being represented mathematically. Key techniques are summarised in step-by-step ‘Self assembly guides’. Review Questions are provided for readers to test their understanding and these are graded according to difficulty.
The companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/buglear offers guidance on using Excel, Minitab and SPSS as well as fully worked solutions to the Review Questions in the book and other valuable learning materials.
Dr John Buglear is a Principal Lecturer in Statistics and Operational Research at Nottingham Business School where he is also Programme Leader of the BA Business courses. As well as writing this textbook he has published research in the field of student engagement.