Basic Business Statistics Concepts and Applications 4th Austialian Edition By Berenson
This fourth Australasian and Pacific edition of Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and
Applications continues to build on the strengths of the third edition, and extends the
outstanding teaching foundation of the previous American editions, authored by
Levine and Szabat.
The teaching philosophy of this text is based upon the principles of the American
book, but each chapter has once again been carefully revised to include practical
examples and a language and style that is more applicable to Australasian and Pacific
In preparation for this edition we again asked lecturers from around the country to
comment on the format and content of the third edition and, based on those comments,
the authors have worked to create a text that is more accessible – but no less
authoritative – for students.
Part 5 contains additional chapters: Chapter 16 on multiple regression and model
building, Chapter 17 on decision making, Chapter 18 on statistical applications in
quality and productivity management, and Chapter 19 on further non-parametric tests.
These chapters can be found within the MyLab and student download page via our
The new edition has continued with a ‘real-world’ focus, to take students beyond the
pure theory. Some chapters have a completely new opening scenario, focusing on a
person or company, which serves to introduce key concepts covered in the chapter.
The scenario is interwoven throughout the chapter to reinforce the concepts to the
student. Multiple in-chapter examples have been updated that highlight real Australasian
and Pacific data.
Vivien Spyrakis has come on board this edition and played a vital part in assisting the
authors with their research, as well as conducting interviews with the new Real people,
The Real people, real stats feature that opens each of the text’s five parts is composed
of a personal interview highlighting how real people in real business situations
apply the principles of statistics to their jobs. The interviewees include:
Part 1 David McCourt BDO
Part 2 Ellouise Roberts Deloitte Access Economics
Part 3 Rod Battye Tourism Research Australia
Part 4 Gautam Gangopadhyay Endeavour Energy
Part 5 Deborah O’Mara The University of Sydney