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BUS308 Week 1 Week One Problems
Week One Problems
Complete the following problems from the textbook and submit all work in a Word file. You may copy and paste Excel files as a picture into the Word document (see tutorials in chapter appendices).
MegaStat is an optional, but recommended, Excel add-on that simplifies statistical analysis in Excel. It is available to download for a fee at the MegaStat website (http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0077425995/information_center_view0/). Please note that MegaStat works with all recent versions of Excel, including Excel 2007 and Excel 2010, but for Mac is only currently compatible with Excel for Mac 2011.
a. Chapter 1: 1.2, 1.17
b. Chapter 3: 3.3, 3.22
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
BUS 308 Week 1 DQ1
You are the manager at a company and are asked to present a report on the year-to-date performance of your division. What type of statistical information would you include in your report? In particular, which descriptive statistics (mean, median, standard deviation, etc.) do you think would best represent the main aspects of the performance of your division? What types of graphical presentation (histogram, dot plot, stem-and-leaf, bar chart, etc.) would you include? Explain your reasoning. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
BUS 308 Week 1 DQ2
The Empirical Rule vs. Chebyshev’s Theorem
Discuss how the Empirical Rule works and how it relates to the bell curve as illustrated in Figure 3.14 (a). Then, explain Chebyshev’s Theorem and how it is different from the Empirical Rule. Give a specific example of a population with which the Empirical Rule might be most effective and one with which Chebyshev’s...