This 6th edition of Business Statistics: A First Course builds on previous editions with these new and enhanced features:
•The use of the DCOVA (Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, and Analyze) framework as an integrated approach for applying statistics to help solve business problems.
•Many new applied examples and exercises, with data from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other sources.
•“Managing Ashland MultiComm Services,” a new integrated case that appears at the ends of chapters throughout the book (replacing the Springville Herald case).
•“Digital Cases,” interactive PDF files that create a new series of cases that appear at the ends of chapters throughout the book (replacing the Web Cases).
•An expanded discussion of using Excel and Minitab to summarize and explore multidimen- sional data.
•Revised and updated “Think About This” essays (formerly entitled “From the Author’s Desktop”) that provide greater insight into what has just been learned and raise important issues about the application of statistical knowledge.
•Additional in-chapter Excel and Minitab results.