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Book 1 — ErHIcaL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND QUANTITATIVE MeETHODS Readings and Learning Outcome Statements... Study Session 1 ~ Ethical and Professional Standards Self-Test ~ Ethical and Professional Standards... Study Session 2 ~ Quantitative Methods: Basic Concepts... Study Session 3 ~ Quantitative Methods: Application ... Self-Test — Quantitative Methods... Formulas. Appendices . Indes Page 2 LEVEL 1 BOOK 1: ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS ©2009 Kaplan, Inc. All rights reserved. Published in 2009 by Kaplan Schweser. Printed in the United States of America. ISBN: 1-4277-9457-X PPN: 4950-0105 Tthis book does aor have the hologram with the Kaplan Schwser logo on che back coven, i was isteibuted without permission of Kaplan Schweser, a Division of Kaplan, Inc. and isin direct violation (of global copyright laws. Your assistance in pursuing potential violators of this law ie greatly appreciated. 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