Sharpe Publishes Second Edition of Business Statistics

February 07, 2011

In January, Pearson Higher Education released the second edition of Business Statistics, co-authored by Norean Sharpe, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business undergraduate dean and professor of statistics and operations research.

The textbook, written with Richard D. DeVeaux of Williams College and Paul F. Velleman of Cornell University, initially was published in January 2009.

"Our textbook emphasizes concepts over procedures, provides short cases that ask students to analyze data in context, and includes real data from business disciplines - primarily finance,” Dr. Sharpe explained. “It currently is being used at numerous institutions in the United States, Canada, several European countries, Australia, and China."

The textbook has been reviewed and praised as “innovative” and “shows students how statistical thinking is vital to modern decision making” on