Fundamentals of Statistics

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In each of the assignments in this course, you will be dealing with the following scenario: American Intellectual Union (AIU) has assembled a team of researchers in the United States and around the world to study job satisfaction. Congratulations, you have been selected to participate in this massive global undertaking.

The study will require that you examine data, analyze the results, and share the results with groups of other researchers. Job satisfaction is important to companies large and small, and understanding it provides managers with insights into human behavior that can be used to strengthen the company's bottom line.

The data set for the study is a sample of a survey conducted on the population of the American Intellectual Union (AIU). It is available via the following link: Excel 2007 DataSet with DataSet Key which contains the following nine sections of data that will be used throughout our course:

Gender
Age
Department
Position
Tenure
Overall Job Satisfaction
Intrinsic Job Satisfaction—Satisfaction with the actual performance of the job Extrinsic Job Satisfaction—external to the job, for example, office location, your work colleagues, your own office (cubicle/hard walled office, etc), Benefits—Health insurance, pension plan, vacation, sick days, etc.

In the first assignment you are to complete the following:

You will need to examine two of the nine sections of data: one section of qualitative data (choose either Gender or Position) one section of quantitative data (choose either Intrinsic or Extrinsic) Each section should include all data points listed in the column for the variable. The requirements include: Identify the data you selected.

Explain why the data was selected.
Explain what was learned by examining these sets of data. Your analysis should include using Microsoft Excel to obtain...
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