BASIC STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 4/e contains comprehensive coverage of statistical tools and methods delivered in a student friendly, step-by-step format. The text is non-threatening and presents concepts clearly and succinctly with a conversational writing style. All statistical concepts are illustrated with solved applied examples immediately upon introduction. Modern computing tools and applications are introduced, but the text maintains a focus on presenting statistics content as oppose to technology or programming methods, this edition continues as a `students' text with increased emphasis on interpretation of data and results. This essentials version of the more comprehensive text includes 13 chapters (versus 20 chapters in the longer 11/e), in a two-color format, with some condensed coverage and all optional topics or chapters eliminated. It contains the core topics covered in most Business Statistics courses in fewer pages.ges.