Descriptive Statistics Assignment Content Competency Describe the data using the measures of central tendency and measures of variability. Student Suc

Descriptive Statistics Assignment Content

Competency
Describe the data using the measures of central tendency and measures of variability.

Student Success Criteria
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Instructions
Scenario (information repeated for deliverable 01, 03, and 04)

A major client of your company is interested in the salary distributions of jobs in the state of Minnesota that range from $30,000 to $200,000 per year. As a Business Analyst, your boss asks you to research and analyze the salary distributions. You are given a spreadsheet that contains the following information:

A listing of the jobs by title
The salary (in dollars) for each job
Deliverable 1 – Descriptive Statistics.xlsx

The client needs the preliminary findings by the end of the day. Your boss asks you to first compute some basic statistics and then analyze the results in the four questions given in the Excel spreadsheet.

Background information on the Data

The data set in the spreadsheet consists of 364 records that you will be analyzing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data set contains a listing of several jobs titles with yearly salaries ranging from approximately $30,000 to $200,000 for the state of Minnesota.

What to Submit
Your boss wants you to submit the spreadsheet with the completed calculations, answers, and analysis. Data

Job Title Salary

Accountants and Auditors 71500 source: http://www.bls.gov/

Actuaries 98050

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 141840 Calculations Formulas/Answers

Administrative Services Managers 96180 Mean

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 63940 Median

Advertising and Promotions Managers 105130 Mode

Advertising Sales Agents 51740

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 56140

Aerospace Engineers 115220

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 74580

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 42060

Agricultural Inspectors 54140

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 87390

Air Traffic Controllers 114906

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50380 Midrange

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 51410 Range

Airfield Operations Specialists 59800 Variance

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 115670 Standard Deviation

Anthropologists and Archeologists 55720

Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 52870

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 86430

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 81000

Architectural and Civil Drafters 62210

Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73850

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 73870

Archivists 76749

Art Directors 98924

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 78700

Athletic Trainers 45440

Atmospheric and Space Scientists 93900

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 96590

Audiologists 97230

Avionics Technicians 47320

Biomedical Engineers 99000

Boilermakers 76310

Broadcast News Analysts 71040

Brokerage Clerks 57260

Budget Analysts 75940

Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64880

Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67980

Business Teachers, Postsecondary 109800

Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 62290

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 32280

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 63890

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 59630

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 69050

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 63430

Cargo and Freight Agents 40910

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 72120

Chefs and Head Cooks 47660

Chemical Engineers 87200

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 45460

Chemical Plant and System Operators 54920

Chemical Technicians 50360

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 96330

Chemists 59630

Child, Family, and School Social Workers 58140

Chiropractors 86820

Civil Engineers 91430

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 66030

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 76150

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 36610

Commercial and Industrial Designers 66710

Commercial Pilots 130059

Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 43160

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 85310

Community and Social Service Occupations 43790

Community Health Workers 37190

Compensation and Benefits Managers 121570

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 67210

Compliance Officers 67637

Computer and Information Research Scientists 121310

Computer and Information Systems Managers 137140

Computer and Mathematical Occupations 81640

Computer Hardware Engineers 95500

Computer Network Architects 112050

Computer Network Support Specialists 70940

Computer Occupations, All Other 92960

Computer Programmers 84280

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 89290

Computer Systems Analysts 90600

Computer User Support Specialists 53680

Conservation Scientists 67540

Construction and Building Inspectors 64150

Construction Managers 99150

Continuous Mining Machine Operators 55330

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 64960

Conveyor Operators and Tenders 35110

Cost Estimators 69480

Crane and Tower Operators 53980

Credit Analysts 72870

Credit Counselors 46720

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 66980

Curators 66230

Database Administrators 91730

Dental Hygienists 71930

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 38120

Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90890

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 74340

Dietitians and Nutritionists 60370

Directors, Religious Activities and Education 43690

Drafters, All Other 51790

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 137920

Economists 106280

Editors 58820

Education Administrators, All Other 79960

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 103570

Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110110

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 81590

Education Teachers, Postsecondary 65020

Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47920

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 56550

Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 63800

Electrical and Electronics Drafters 69010

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 68060

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 54060

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 55970

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 81590

Electrical Engineers 91870

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 67430

Electricians 60590

Electro-Mechanical Technicians 54700

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 100610

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 62620

Elevator Installers and Repairers 88340

Embalmers 48770

Emergency Management Directors 79270

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 63250

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 81700

Environmental Engineering Technicians 56810

Environmental Engineers 84870

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 45090

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 92530

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 84320

Epidemiologists 85620

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 55770

Exercise Physiologists 54300

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 62910

Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 38680

Farm and Home Management Advisors 38940

Film and Video Editors 62280

Financial Analysts 85660

Financial Clerks, All Other 44080

Financial Examiners 101500

Financial Managers 134370

Financial Specialists, All Other 87690

Fire Inspectors and Investigators 58590

Firefighters 49620

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 82160

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 84290

First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 43150

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 91930

First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 49590

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 54280

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 66430

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 72920

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58120

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 101240

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60990

First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 46280

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 58250

Fish and Game Wardens 75430

Food Service Managers 51340

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 73350

Forensic Science Technicians 79630

Forest and Conservation Technicians 46640

Foresters 65970

Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90080

Fundraisers 57720

Funeral Service Managers 82590

Gaming Supervisors 32220

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 62720

Gas Plant Operators 70130

General and Operations Managers 124190

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 82530

Geological and Petroleum Technicians 39180

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 70730

Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 84880

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 67650

Health Educators 41781

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 136670

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 45940

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67470

Healthcare Social Workers 53600

Hearing Aid Specialists 46970

Historians 84337

History Teachers, Postsecondary 88590

Hoist and Winch Operators 80,660

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 74490

Human Resources Managers 112430

Human Resources Specialists 61460

Industrial Engineering Technicians 55460

Industrial Engineers 82720

Industrial Machinery Mechanics 55930

Industrial Production Managers 100480

Information and Record Clerks, All Other 45700

Information Security Analysts 97360

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45990

Instructional Coordinators 66810

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 70380

Insurance Sales Agents 66080

Insurance Underwriters 76990

Interior Designers 62010

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 58140

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 55850

Labor Relations Specialists 51870

Landscape Architects 68960

Lawyers 140920

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 42830

Legal Occupations 82900

Legal Support Workers, All Other 59800

Librarians 56320

Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 78830

Life Scientists, All Other 82630

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62840

Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 41270

Loan Officers 63040

Locomotive Engineers 71960

Logging Workers, All Other 41940

Logisticians 74600

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 70580

Management Analysts 92200

Managers, All Other 88600

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 82410

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 62380

Marketing Managers 122260

Marriage and Family Therapists 55600

Materials Engineers 91510

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 78880

Mechanical Drafters 58540

Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60220

Mechanical Engineers 92040

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 76540

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 65770

Medical and Health Services Managers 113030

Medical Equipment Repairers 58310

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 52370

Mental Health Counselors 46580

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 44990

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 66630

Millwrights 58660

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 46250

Mine Shuttle Car Operators 56930

Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 93920

Mining Machine Operators, All Other 69160

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 41970

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 58950

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 57100

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 69800

Multimedia Artists and Animators 59890

Music Directors and Composers 46260

Natural Sciences Managers 113620

Network and Computer Systems Administrators 87700

Nuclear Engineers 121650

Nuclear Medicine Technologists 79440

Nuclear Technicians 88770

Nurse Practitioners 101960

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 72450

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 75610

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 61740

Occupational Therapists 82290

Occupational Therapy Assistants 61860

Operations Research Analysts 90310

Optometrists 111790

Orthotists and Prosthetists 82380

Painters, Transportation Equipment 45230

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 37110

Paralegals and Legal Assistants 56990

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 56260

Personal Financial Advisors 121750

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 66550

Pharmacists 120280

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 78010

Physical Therapist Assistants 58720

Physical Therapists 90040

Physician Assistants 104730

Physicists 118520

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 89040

Plant and System Operators, All Other 56830

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 77570

Podiatrists 194130

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 73870

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90250

Postal Service Clerks 49310

Postal Service Mail Carriers 50160

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 49820

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 75620

Power Distributors and Dispatchers 84830

Power Plant Operators 79100

Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 64170

Private Detectives and Investigators 58290

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 64300

Producers and Directors 75970

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 48390

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 66710

Psychologists, All Other 79010

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 89680

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 115180

Public Relations Specialists 63620

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 51520

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 61760

Purchasing Managers 111380

Radiation Therapists 84640

Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers 49240

Radiologic Technologists 63420

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 54790

Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 65740

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 54600

Real Estate Brokers 88750

Real Estate Sales Agents 59010

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 60080

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 34450

Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 49210

Registered Nurses 71730

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 86290

Respiratory Therapists 56910

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 38060

Roof Bolters, Mining 58900

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 49720

Sales Engineers 98760

Sales Managers 75432

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 61930

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 69900

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 81950

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 68380

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 86070

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 42200

Set and Exhibit Designers 54620

Ship Engineers 57066

Signal and Track Switch Repairers 38120

Social and Community Service Managers 63870

Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 79960

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 54580

Social Workers, All Other 65890

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 87710

Software Developers, Applications 96110

Software Developers, Systems Software 106700

Soil and Plant Scientists 57080

Sound Engineering Technicians 58660

Special Education Teachers, All Other 59400

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 65430

Special Education Teachers, Middle School 62160

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 68560

Speech-Language Pathologists 78760

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 79090

Statisticians 88190

Surveyors 60215

Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 45470

Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 79850

Technical Writers 67410

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 57580

Tire Builders 42500

Tool and Die Makers 54680

Training and Development Managers 101500

Training and Development Specialists 59910

Transportation Inspectors 86790

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 93250

Urban and Regional Planners 79510

Veterinarians 93830

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 54560

Web Developers 57450

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 55080

Writers and Authors 53050

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 62420

Question 1

1a. Provide a brief overview of the scenario you are given and describe the data set.

1b. Describe how you will be analyzing the data set.

1c. List all variables in the data set. Define each variable as follows and explain your reasoning.
> Quantitative or Qualitative?
> If the variable is quantitative, is it Discrete or Continuous?
> What is the level of measurement? (Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, or Ratio)

Question 2

2. Name and describe each Measure of Center below. Include the advantages and disadvantages of each Measure of Center.

Question 3

3. Name and describe each Measure of Variation below. Include the advantages and disadvantages of each Measure of Variation.

Question 4

4. Calculate the Measures of Center and Measures of Variation on the “Data” tab in this document. List each value below and include the following:
> Interpret each calculation in context of the scenario. (For example, if the median is larger than the mean, what does it mean? What
does the value of standard deviation tell you?)
> Include correct units of measurement on each answer.

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