31 Oct

Individual Assignment: Business Decision Making Project Part 3

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to have students demonstrate mastery of their ability to communicate statistical concepts to business leaders to inform business decision-making based on data. This assignment is part 3 of the project began in Week 3 and continued in Week 4. This assignment brings together information students completed in Weeks 3 and 4 and students will format the information suitable for an audience of senior management.

Resources Required

Week 5 videos; Week 5 readings; Statistics lab; Week 3 Business Decision Making Project Part 1;

Week 4 Business Decision Making Project Part 2

Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.

 Content Met Partially Met Not Met Comments: Introduction slide. Agenda slide. Described the organization, with a brief description. Explained the business problem or opportunity. Described the hypothesis. Analyzed why the business problem is important. Identified what variable would be best to measure for this problem and explained why. Identified statistical methods used to analyze data. Applied data analysis techniques to this problem (tell which techniques should be used: descriptive statistics, inferential stats, probability) and explained why. Applied a possible solution to the problem/opportunity, with rationale. Evaluated how data could be used to measure the implementation of such a solution. Conclusion slide. Reference slide (if any source material is quoted or paraphrased throughout the presentation). Presentation is 11 to 15 slides. Total Available Total Earned 5 #/5

 Writing Guidelines Met Partially Met Not Met Comments: Organization The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. Mechanics The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation. Total Available Total Earned 1 #1