Author(s): Douglas Lind, William Marchal, Samuel WathenDifference between 8th and 7th editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 8th and 7th editions**

- Time lapse between previous and current publications: 2 years (2010 vs 2012).
- Lind/Marchal/Wathen's
*Basic Statistics for Business and Economics*textbook was first published in 1993. - The Eighth Ed. is organized in to 15 Chapters -- just as the older Seventh Ed, but includes many nw and updated exercises.
- In the
**Chapter 9**two separate sections 9.2 and 9.3 cover point estimation and confidence. Previously this material was covered in a single section "Point Estimates and Confidence Intervals for a Mean". **Chapter 13**"Correlation and Linear Regression" (formerly labeled as "Linear Regression and Correlation") has been reorganized and includes new section 13.6 on regression slope test .- Former
**Chapter 14**"Multiple Regression and Correlation Analysis" is now referred to as "Multiple Regression Analysis". This chapter includes new sections: - 14.7 Stepwise regression, a semi-automated process of selecting a subset of variables.
- 14.8 Review of multiple regression
**Chapter 15**"Nonparametric Methods" (formerly labeled as "Chi-Square Applications") now includes two new sections on:- 15.5 Hypothesis testing of a single population mean when sampling is from a normally distributed population
- 15.6 Graphical and numerical methods of assessing normality

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