The Importance of Statistics in an Information-Based World

  • Glen McPherson
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In the past decade, statistics has changed from a tool used in specialized areas of research and development into an important component of business, industry, and government. There are few major businesses that do not collect data and use the information in those data for management and improvement of operations. Industries are increasingly relying on statistical quality control to optimize production and on statistically designed studies to develop better products and more efficient operating methods. Government departments are collecting ever greater amounts of statistical information to allow trends and changes to be monitored.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen McPherson
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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