Scenario: Upon successful completion of the MBA program, say you work in the analytics department for a consulting company

Select one of the databases based on the information in the Signature Assignment Options.

Provide a 1,600-word detailed, statistical report including the following:

Explain the context of the case

Provide a research foundation for the topic

Present graphs

Explain outliers

Prepare calculations

Conduct hypotheses tests

Discuss inferences you have made from the results

This assignment is broken down into four parts:

Part 1 – Preliminary Analysis

Part 2 – Examination of Descriptive Statistics

Part 3 – Examination of Inferential Statistics

Part 4 – Conclusion/Recommendations

Part 1 – Preliminary Analysis (3 – 4 paragraphs)

Generally, as a statistics consultant, you will be given a problem and data. At times, you may have to gather additional data. For this assignment, assume all the data is already gathered for you.

State the objective.

What are the questions you are trying to address?

Clearly and in sufficient detail, describe the population in the study.

What is the sample?

Discuss the types of data and variables. Are the data quantitative or qualitative?

What are levels of measurement for the data?

Part 2 – Descriptive Statistics (3 – 4 paragraphs)

Present the descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, variance, CV, and five-number summary).

Identify any outliers in the data.

Present any graphs or charts you think are appropriate for the data.

Note: Ideally, we want to assess the conditions of normality too. However, for the purpose of this exercise, assume data is drawn from normal populations.

Part 3 – Inferential Statistics (2 – 3 paragraphs)

Use the Part 3: Inferential Statistics document.

Create (formulate) hypotheses

Run formal hypothesis tests

Make decisions. Your decisions should be stated in non-technical terms.

Hint: A final conclusion saying “reject the null hypothesis” by itself without explanation is basically worthless to those who hired you. Similarly, stating the conclusion is false or rejected is not sufficient.

Part 4 – Conclusion and Recommendations (1 – 2 paragraphs)

What are your conclusions?

What do you infer from the statistical analysis?

State the interpretations in non-technical terms. What information might lead to a different conclusion?

Are there any variables missing?

What additional information would be valuable to help draw a more certain conclusion?