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BizStats: a data and story library for business statistics. (English)
MacGillivray, Helen (ed.) et al., Topics from Australian conferences on teaching statistics. OZCOTS 2008‒2012. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4939-0602-4/hbk; 978-1-4939-0603-1/ebook). Springer Proceedings in Mathematics \& Statistics 81, 405-410 (2014).
Summary: Undergraduate degrees in Business and Commerce usually have a compulsory paper in Business Statistics or similar, and many students who enrol in these papers are apprehensive or sceptical about studying statistics and may be unaware of the need for and relevance of statistical thinking and statistical methodologies in business. This paper describes the results to date of an ongoing project to identify and gather data sets which are relevant to business planning and decision making within a New Zealand context and which can be used to: (a) illustrate the types of statistical methods that are commonly introduced in an introductory statistics paper; and (b) provoke statistical thinking within a business setting. The project is envisaged to be an ongoing one and the data and story library will be made freely accessible on a website.
Classification: K45 K75 K85 M45
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