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MindTap Business Statistics for Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics 7th Edition

David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams

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Overview

MindTap™ Business Statistics for Anderson/Sweeney/Williams' Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Built with the entire student workflow and course needs in mind, MindTap Business Statistics helps your students learn to make informed, data-driven decisions. MindTap lays out assets in a unique learning path thoughtfully designed to address each point in the learning process -- engaging students in course concepts with relevant videos, providing animated examples and practice opportunities, and teaching them to go further and interpret data to make informed business decisions with decision simulations. MindTap ultimately gives students a roadmap to successfully master decision making in business statistics -- and allows you to assess their analytical skills with confidence. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

David R. Anderson, University of Cincinnati

Dr. David R. Anderson is a textbook author and Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. He was also coordinator of the College’s first Executive Program. In addition to introductory statistics for business students, Dr. Anderson has taught graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and management science. He also has taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Professor Anderson has received numerous honors for excellence in teaching and service to student organizations. He is the coauthor of ten textbooks related to decision sciences and actively consults with businesses in the areas of sampling and statistical methods. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Purdue University.

Dennis J. Sweeney, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Dennis J. Sweeney is a leading textbook author, Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis, and founder of the Center for Productivity Improvement at the University of Cincinnati. He also served five years as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and four years as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. In addition, Dr. Sweeney has worked in the management science group at Procter & Gamble and has been a visiting professor at Duke University. Dr. Sweeney has published more than 30 articles in the area of management science and statistics. The National Science Foundation, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, Kroger, and Cincinnati Gas & Electric have funded his research, which has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Decision Sciences, and other respected journals. Dr. Sweeney is the co-author of ten textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming, and production and operations management. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned a B.S. degree from Drake University, graduating summa cum laude. He received his M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Indiana University, where he was an NDEA Fellow.

Thomas A. Williams, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Thomas A. Williams is a well respected textbook author and Professor Emeritus of Management Science in the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was the first chairman of the Decision Sciences Department. He taught courses in management science and statistics, as well as graduate courses in regression and decision analysis. Before joining the College of Business at RIT, Dr. Williams served for seven years as a faculty member in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed the undergraduate program in Information Systems and served as its coordinator. The co-author of 11 leading textbooks in the areas of management science, statistics, production and operations management, and mathematics, Dr. Williams has been a consultant for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has worked on projects ranging from the use of data analysis to the development of large-scale regression models. He earned his B.S. degree at Clarkson University and completed his graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
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WHY DOES THIS MATTER? This one-minute intro video is designed to pique students' interest by showing them how real companies use the statistical methods covered in the chapter to help them make informed decisions.

SECTION APPROACH WITH MEDIA-RICH ASSETS & PRACTICE: Students report that they're more likely to read or skim material when it's broken into more manageable chunks for them. Each chapter's content is broken out into digestible sections in the learning path, which mirrors the structure of the Anderson/Sweeney/Williams titles. The sections can contain readings, embedded self-check quizzing, animated examples for more visual learners, and Show Me the Solution videos that align with Self-Test problems from the book. Each section concludes with opportunities for practice with problems crafted to enhance the progression of learning. These non-graded practice assignments include rich feedback and offer multiple attempts with algorithmic content.

QUIZZING & ASSIGNMENTS: Once students have had the opportunity to practice what they've learned in each section, they tie it all together and complete a multiple-choice, chapter-level quiz to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. The learning path then progresses to the chapter-level graded homework assignment. This assignment includes selected problems from the book's end-of-chapter materials and offers a mix of evaluating both methods and application.

INTERPRETING THE RESULTS: For students, seeing the relevance of what they're learning to the real world of business helps them stay more engaged in what they're learning. Instructors also report that they'd like to see students be able to bridge the gap between understanding calculations and being able to use data to make informed business decisions. To close each chapter, the last item in the chapter learning path asks students to do just that – interpret data in order to make business decisions. Using the same company example introduced in the chapter's opening video, this decision-making assignment puts students in an environment that requires them to interpret and make decisions based on the data provided in the company scenario. This activity brings the learning path full circle and helps students make a connection to how the study of business statistics applies to the real world of business.
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