Stats Means Business: Statistics and Business Analytics for Business, Hospitality and Tourism, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Stats Means Business

Statistics and Business Analytics for Business, Hospitality and Tourism, 3rd Edition

By John Buglear, Adrian Castell


320 pages | 83 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138588226
pub: 2019-07-04
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Hardback: 9781138588219
pub: 2019-07-04
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Stats Means Business is an introductory and comprehensive textbook written especially for Hospitality, Tourism and other Business students who take Statistics or Quantitative Methods modules. By minimising technical language, providing clear definitions of key terms and giving emphasis to interpretation rather than technique, this book caters for beginners in the subject.

This book enables readers to appreciate the importance of statistical analysis in hospitality, tourism and other fields of business, understand statistical techniques, develop judgement in the selection of appropriate statistical techniques, and interpret the results of statistical analysis.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include:

  • New content on business analytics
  • Case studies demonstrating practical applications
  • An extensive selection of new self-test questions

Stats Means Business is an ideal accessible and practical introduction to statistics and quantitative research methods for Hospitality, Business and Tourism students.

Visit the companion website at for bonus teaching and learning resources. 

Table of Contents

1: Numbers in Business: The Basics

2: Presenting Data

3: Summarizing Values of a Single Variable

4: Summarizing Bivariate Data

5: Assessing Risk

6: Putting Probability to Work

7: Modelling Populations

8: Statistical Decision Making

9: Statistical Decision Making with Bivariate Data

10: Introducing Business Analytics

11: Managing Statistical Research

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

About the Authors

John Buglear and Adrian Castell work at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University where John teaches Statistics and Adrian teaches Business Analytics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism