This comprehensive text, now in its fifth edition, teaches the reader how to apply the most widely used statistical methods in business. The book gives you the how, what, where, when and why of numbers and statistics. The book has twenty-five chapters divided into seven study areas. Each chapter focuses on a selection of techniques, illustrated with examples from business, marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and public administration. This is viewed as the clearest, most accurate and comprehensive book available in the field of quantitative methods. Now in line with the latest Excel developments, the book should cover the syllabus for a quantitative methods course on a business related degree course, and serve as a core text for professional examinations, and MBA courses.