This book has been developed for a one-semester course usually attended by students in statistics, economics, business, engineering, and quantitative social sciences.
A unique feature of this edition is its integration with the R computing environment.
Basic applied statistics is assumed through multiple regression.
Calculus is assumed only to the extent of minimizing sums of squares but a calculus-based introduction to statistics is necessary for a thorough understanding of some of the theory.
Actual time series data drawn from various disciplines are used throughout the book to illustrate the methodology.