Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to develop students’ abilities to combine the knowledge of descriptive statistics covered in Weeks 1 and 2 and one-sample hypothesis testing to make managerial decisions. In this assignment, students will learn how statistical analysis is used in predicting an election winner in the first case. In the second case, students will conduct a hypothesis test to decide whether or not a shipping plan will be profitable.
Resources: Microsoft Excel®, Case Study Scenarios, SpeedX Payment Times
Develop a 700- to 1,050-word statistical analysis based on the Case Study Scenarios and SpeedX Payment Times.
Include answers to the following:
Case 1: Election Results
Use 0.10 as the significance level (α).
Conduct a one-sample hypothesis test to determine if the networks should announce at 8:01 P.M. the Republican candidate George W. Bush will win the state.
Case 2: SpeedX
Use 0.10 and the significance level (α).
Conduct a one-sample hypothesis test and determine if you can convince the CFO to conclude the plan will be profitable.
Format your assignment consistent with
a managerial report.
Note: pay special attention to your reporting, even of an excel sheet. Treat it as a report you are submitting to a coleague or supervisor who is infinitely ignorant and infinitly intelligent. Do not let the reader “pick and choose” the relevant parts. Include only what is relevant, in a crystal clear fashion.
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