# Statistics Concepts And Descriptive Measures

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment to orient students to the key concepts in statistics. This assignment will introduce students to the language of statistics. Students will also get a chance to warm-up on evaluating some basic descriptive statistics using Excel®.

Assignment Steps

This assignment has an Excel® dataset spreadsheet attached. You will be required to only do one of the three datasets.

Resource: Microsoft Excel®, Statistics Concepts and Descriptive Measures Data Set

Choose one of the following datasets to complete this assignment:

• Consumer Food
• Financial
• Hospital

• For each column, identify whether the data is qualitative or quantitative.
• For each column, Identify the level of measurement for the data.
• For each column containing quantitative data:
• Evaluate the mean and median as described below
• Use the Excel =AVERAGE function to find the mean
• Use the Excel =MEDIAN function to find the median
• Interpret the mean and median in plain non-technical terms in a total of 90 words
• For each column containing quantitative data:
• Evaluate the standard deviation and range as described below
• Use the Excel =STDEV.S function to find the standard deviation
• For range (maximum value minus the minimum value), find the maximum value using the Excel =MAX function and find the minimum value using the Excel’s =MIN function
• Interpret the standard deviation and range in plain non-technical terms in a total of 90 words

Submit your assignment as the completed Excel spreadsheet. There is no total word count limit for this assignment. Do not submit a Microsoft Word document.

Materials:

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