The internet is host to a wealth of information and much of that information comes from raw data that have been collected or observed.

Many websites summarize such data using graphical methods discussed in this chapter.

Find a website related to your major that summarizes data and uses graphs, and share it with the class. Let us know how it relates to your major and why it is of interest to you.

# Category: Statistics homework help

Scenario: You are submitting an application to a professional conference on data-driven decision making. The application has two parts:

Providing information to the conference organizers.

Creating a presentation for the conference audience.

Steps to complete: In Week 9, complete and submit your assignment in Blackboard using the following steps:

STEP 1: Visit one of the following newspapers’ websites: USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have been published after the start of this term.

Examples may include:

Elections/exit polls

Award shows (Oscars/Emmys/Grammys)

Sports

Economy/job market

Gender equality

Human rights issues

The article should use one or more of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

Measures of Frequency – Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions

Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode

Measures of Dispersion or Variation – Range, Variance, Standard Deviation

Measures of Position – Percentile, Quartiles

Note: Once you navigate to a publication’s website, it may be easiest to do a search with a statistics-related word (ex: standard deviation).

The publications listed are suggestions. If you find an article from another source OR if you are uncertain the article contains all of the information necessary to complete the assignment, please let your instructor know. Your instructor can help you determine whether it is a good fit for this assignment. If you need additional help locating an article, contact a Strayer librarian for more assistance. Remember to review the examples in the Week 6 Discussion.

STEP 2: Using the data from your article, use the template included in this assignment to answer the following questions asked by the conference organizers. Remember to consider their expertise as mathematical professionals and use appropriate language to communicate your findings:

Highlight the purpose of the article and the problem it is trying to solve. Think summary, in bullet-form.

Explain how the article uses descriptive statistics to communicate information found in the study and/or any conclusions/solutions.

Explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal.

Recommend solutions using the mathematical and visual data provided.

STEP 3: An additional part of the application process requires you to create a presentation based on the information provided in the template.

Based on your topic, choose an audience (outside of the field of mathematics) that could benefit from the information you will present. For example, this could be your local city council member, staff or administrators of a school, or employees at a company.

Analyze the data in the article to determine the best visual (graph or chart) to tell the story to your audience.

In PowerPoint or other presentation tool, create one visualization of the data appropriate for the conference audience. NOTE: If the article already contains a visual, you must create a different type of graph or chart.

Identify the audience and explain how the audience can benefit from the data.

Recommend your identified solutions using language appropriate for the audience.

STEP 4: In the notes section of your final slide, answer the following questions:

Explain why you chose the audience in Part B.

Describe how the visuals used in the PowerPoint are appropriate for the audience.

STEP 5: Format your presentation according to the Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

STEP 6: Submit your assignment in two parts:

The Week 9 Assignment Template

Your presentation

Youtube: Fake: Searching For Truth In The Age Of Misinformation | Full Documentary | Connecticut Public

You are to write a 1-2 page reflection paper based on the documentary you watched. What did you find most interesting? How does this pertain to the way we receive and process information from the internet? Why is this topic important?

Papers should be:

– Times New Roman Font size 12

– Double Spaced

– Cover Page

– APA format

Review the attached file. Suzie has an issue. She can either move to NY or FL and needs to review some data that her agent gave her. The agent reviewed house prices and crime ratings for houses that Suzie would be interested in based on her selection criteria. She wants to live in an area with lower crime but wants to know a few things:

Is it more expensive or less expensive to live in FL or NY?

Is the crime rate higher in FL or NY (Note a low score in crime means lower crime)?

Is the crime rate higher in lower or higher house price areas?

Using the R tool, show the data in the tool to answer each of the questions. Also, show the data visualization to go along with the summary.

If you were Suzie, where would you move based on the questions above?

After you gave Suzie the answer above (to #4), she gave you some additional information that you need to consider:

She has $100,000 to put down for the house.

If she moves to NY she will have a job earning $120,000 per year.

If she moves to FL she will have a job earning $75,000 per year.

She wants to know the following:

On average what location will she be able to pay off her house first based on average housing prices and income she will receive?

Where should she move and why? Please show graphics and thoroughly explain your answer here based on the new information provided above.

Note: The screenshots should be copied and pasted and must be legible. Only upload the word document. Be sure to answer all of the questions above and number the answers. Be sure to also explain the rational for each answer and also ensure that there are visuals for each question above. Use at least two peer reviewed sources to support your work.

QUANTITATIVE MATH FOR HLTH SRV MAT543002VA016-1226-001WEEK 8UPLOAD ASSIGNMENT: WEEK 8 ACTIVITY – TQM CHARTING PRACTICEQuantitative Math for Hlth Srv (MAT543002VA016-1226-001)Getting StartedCourse InfoMy ProfessorAnnouncementsXanEduGradebookzyBooksStrayer Writing StandardsYour CourseWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Help/ResourcesMedia GalleryCourse Tool HelpEmail ASSIGNMENT INFORMATIONDue DateMonday, August 29, 20229:00 AMPoints Possible30Activity: TQM Charting PracticeThis activity consists of two problems.

Problem OneDr. Raymond Hill, Director of Surgery, for Forest Medical Center in Lake Park, Illinois, received some recent statistics concerning data on the surgeries performed in his center during 2019. He was somewhat surprised to see the high number of what is classified as “late surgeries.” He has asked you, a quality analyst, to examine this data.

He requests the following items from you:

Create a scatter plot in Excel of the number of late surgeries versus the overall number of surgeries.Create a run chart in Excel for the number of late surgeries and a run chart for the overall number of surgeries for 2019.Create separate control charts in Excel for the number of late surgeries and the overall number of surgeries with a 95% confidence level. Show all calculations that you use to arrive at these control charts.In a Word document, draw two conclusions regarding these three analyses regarding the late surgeries at Forest Medical Center.Late Surgeries versus Overall SurgeriesMonth Number of Surgeries Number of Late SurgeriesJanuary 435 112February 401 129March 572 186April 409 103May 577 89June 329 156July 467 156August 301 94September 235 89October 325 127November 378 156December 444 124Total 4873 1432Problem TwoDr. Amanda Guzik, head of infectious diseases for Forest Medical Center in Lake Park Illinois, asks you to analyze the following influenza data that she has collected over five years from cases that were treated at this medical center.

Use Excel to create a run chart for the data.Use Excel to create a control chart with a 95% confidence level for this data. Include the mean, the LCL, and the UCL. Show all calculations that you use to arrive at these control charts.In a Word document, draw two conclusions from these charts regarding the influenza cases that the Forest Medical Center had treated.Submit Word document(s) and Excel file(s) showing your responses and calculations.

Influenza Data by QuarterYear Quarter # of Cases of Influenza Observed1 1 34521 2 3461 3 4831 4 39842 1 41202 2 3762 3 4292 4 35833 1 42193 2 3853 3 3923 4 36144 1 35684 2 4394 3 3264 4 41035 1 42095 2 3965 3 4115 4 4008

QUANTITATIVE MATH FOR HLTH SRV MAT543002VA016-1226-001WEEK 7UPLOAD ASSIGNMENT: WEEK 7 ACTIVITY – PARETO ANALYSIS AND BUSINESS PROCESS FLOW CHARTING PRACTICEQuantitative Math for Hlth Srv (MAT543002VA016-1226-001)Getting StartedCourse InfoMy ProfessorAnnouncementsXanEduGradebookzyBooksStrayer Writing StandardsYour CourseWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Help/ResourcesMedia GalleryCourse Tool HelpEmail ASSIGNMENT INFORMATIONDue DateMonday, August 22, 20229:00 AMPoints Possible30Activity: Pareto Analysis and Business Process Flow Charting PracticeThis activity consists of two problems.

Problem OneGary Seitz is director of procurement for the Forest Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. His medical center recently purchased more than 300 new side tables for the patient rooms from Quick-and-Cheap Furniture. His team, however, is not happy with the paint quality of these tables. They feel the firm providing the tables was rushed to get the order out and did not do a great job.

They have examined each of the 312 tables that they have received so far and found the following defects, listed in alphabetical order:

Table DefectsProblem Number of OccurrencesDirt in paint 65Off-color 17Orange peel 12Other 1Sad looking 43Scratch 11Sealer under 8Thin paint 31InstructionsUse Excel to:

Create a Pareto Chart for this situation.Create and complete a table for this situation using the following headers:Problem.Frequency.Cumulate Frequency.Percentage.Cumulate Percentage.List the most frequently occurring problem first in the table, then the next more frequently occurring problem second in the table, and so forth.In a Word document:

Draw two conclusions about the quality of the patient tables that Quick Furniture has shipped to the Forest Medical Center.Submit both your Word and Excel files.

Problem TwoTed Short, manager of procurement at the Lake Luna Medical Center (LLMC), is starting a process to examine at the general process that is followed at his center for procurement of medical supplies at his facility. His first step is to develop a flowchart for the current process that employees at his center follow. He has asked you to draw that flowchart for him and make any obvious changes to shorten the process.

Here are the key steps that are followed:

The LLMC employee fills out a paper requisition and sends that to his department head for approval.The department secretary first examines the requisition to see if all needed information is present. If it is, then she sends to the department head for approval. If not, she returns to the employee for any needed corrections. The employee then returns the requisition to the department secretary for review again.Requisitions with the correct information are sent to the department head.The department head reviews the item to determine if the material requested seems appropriate. He may contact his employee to discuss any questions he might have. If he feels it is inappropriate, then he rejects the request and sends it back to the employee. If he feels it is appropriate, then he checks the budget to see if there are sufficient monies in the budget to pay for this. If there are not, then he rejects the request and sends it back to the employee. If there are sufficient funds, then he approves them.If the requisition is approved, then the department secretary sends the requisition to a member of the LLMC Procurement Team. The LLMC procurement specialist checks to see if the suggested vendor on the requisition is on the approved vendor list (AVL).If not, he sends the request back to the department secretary and the process starts all over if the LLMC employee wants to continue to pursue it. If the employee does not, then the requisition is terminated.If the vendor is on the AVL, the LLMC procurement specialist checks to see if a quote is required, either based on the type of equipment and material required or on the amount of the purchase. If no quote is required, the procurement specialist transmits the PO to the vendor for execution.If a quote is required, then the specialist contacts the vendor and asks for a quote. If the quote is satisfactory based on past purchases of such items, the specialist approves the quote and places the order. If the quote is too high, the specialist contacts the LLMC employee and asks for another vendor to check. The procurement specialist then checks the second vendor. Usually, a procurement specialist will have to check only two vendors at most.If the specialist cannot find a vendor with it suitable price after two tries, then the PO is cancelled.When the specialist finds a vendor who submits a suitable quote, the transmits the PO to the vendor for execution by US postal service or by telephone.The procurement specialist then logs the transaction into the financial system.The procurement specialist then forwards the request to the Accounts Payable Department for payment when the receipt of the materials and equipment ordered, if acknowledged.InstructionsUse Microsoft Word to complete the following:

Develop a flowchart for this process.Suggest three improvements, based on total quality management, that Ted Short can use to make the current process more efficient.Submit your Word document(s).

QUANTITATIVE MATH FOR HLTH SRV MAT543002VA016-1226-001WEEK 9UPLOAD ASSIGNMENT: WEEK 9 ACTIVITY – TIME VALUE OF MONEY AND DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW ANALYSIS PRACTICEQuantitative Math for Hlth Srv (MAT543002VA016-1226-001)Getting StartedCourse InfoMy ProfessorAnnouncementsXanEduGradebookzyBooksStrayer Writing StandardsYour CourseWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Help/ResourcesMedia GalleryCourse Tool HelpEmail ASSIGNMENT INFORMATIONDue DateMonday, September 5, 20229:00 AMPoints Possible30Activity: Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis PracticeComplete the following and submit in a Word document. Be sure to show your process and calculations:

As a financial analyst, you have been brought in to help various organizations or individuals to make decisions on possible financial investments that have been presented to them. Solve each of these problems using standard discounted cash flow analysis techniques.

Living Color Co. is facing a decision on a pending project with the following cash flows. If the required return for the project is 9.9 percent, what is the project’s NPV? Should Living Color move forward with the project? Show all calculations to arrive at the NPV.Living Color Cash FlowYear Cash Flow0 -$31,8701 8,5702 10,3703 14,9604 16,4105 11,540

Kathy Flemings is planning on buying a new car in seven years. She thinks that she will need about $25,000. She has decided to invest $2,500 today and will do so at the beginning of each of the next six years for a total of seven payments. If her investment can earn 12 percent annually, how much will she have at the end of seven years? Will this be enough for her new car? Show all calculations to arrive at this answer.Foodelicious Corp. is evaluating whether it should purchase an ethnic restaurant in Manhattan. The current owner had originally signed a 25-year lease, of which 16 years still remain. Foodelicious Corp. expects the restaurant to continue to have sales (and net cash flows) of about the same for the remainder of the lease. Last year, the restaurant brought in net cash flows of $310,000. The current owner is asking $1,950,000 for the business. If Foodelicious evaluates similar investments using a 15 percent discount rate, what is the present value of this investment? Should it take over the investment? Show all calculations to help Foodelicious make a decision.Mary Lynn Sirianni believes that she will need $750,000 in an IRA investment to live a comfortable life when she retires in 30 years. She is offered an IRA investment that will require her to invest $3,000 a year for the next 30 years, starting at the end of this year. The investment will earn 13 percent annually. How much will she have at the end of 30 years? Should she make this investment? Show all calculations to help her make a decision.Gretchen Williams won a lottery. She will have a choice of receiving either $25,000 at the end of each year for the next 30 years or take a lump sum payment today of $215,000. If she can earn a return of 10 percent on any investment she makes, which option should she take? Show all calculations to help her make a decision.

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RES 710 Statistical Research Methods And Design I

Week 1 Quiz (All correct)

Question 1

What is the level of measurement for the variable: number of people in your statistics class?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 2

What is the level of measurement for the variable: percentage of students who are first-generation college students at your school?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 3

What is the level of measurement for the variable: name of each academic major offered in your college?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 4

What is the level of measurement for the variable: rating of the overall quality of a textbook, on a scale from excellent to poor?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 5

What is the level of measurement for the variable: type of transportation a person takes to school (e.g., bus, walk, car)?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 6

What is the level of measurement for the variable: number of hours you study for a statistics exam?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 7

What is the level of measurement for the variable: rating of the overall quality of your campus coffee shop, on a scale from excellent to poor?

ordinal

nominal

interval-ratio

none of the above

Question 8

Is the interval-ratio for the number of people in your statistics class discrete or continuous?

discrete

continuous

Question 9

Is the interval-ratio for percentage of students who are first-generation college students at your school discrete or continuous?

discrete

continuous

Question 10

Is the interval-ratio for number of hours you study for a statistics exam discrete or continuous?

discrete

continuous

This Assignment requires you to submit to Moodle a simple regression preliminary report write up. Submit in PDF format only

You will perform a simple regression pre-assessment to assist you in identifying evidence for (or against) the feasibility of performing a simple regression analysis. That is, you are NOT being requested to run a full simple regression analysis of this dataset. Please DO NOT submit simple regression tables with model or coefficient significance interpretations.

DIRECTIONS:

1) All students are to complete simple regression preliminary analysis. Examine the correlations between all interval and ratio level variables and select, for your investigation, the 2 variables with the highest correlation. Report the correlation table and your 2 variable choices.

2) Reference the preliminary analysis guide and preliminary report writeup exemplar attached to this assignment. Also reference the readings assigned in Moodle, textbook, and notes from this week posted to Moodle to support your efforts.

Be sure to address ALL of the following, in your write up, including all supportive numerical summaries and charts formatted to class expectations:

Has the linearity assumption been met? Why or why not?

Has the normality assumption been met? Why or why not?

Has the independence assumption been met? Why or why not?

Has the equal variances assumption been met? Why or why not?

Is a transformation warranted? Why or why not? Why or why not?

NO PLAGIARISM

Week 9 Assignment 2 – Case Study: Total Quality Management: The Patient Process at East-Southern Kentucky Community College Medical Clinic

Dr. William Jones has been the director of the health center clinic at East-Southern Kentucky Community College (ESKCC) for about six months. Having been a part of a much larger medical center in the past, he has seen the benefits of total quality management (TQM) and feels that it would help improve the operations at the ESKCC clinic. He has made some positive changes to the staffing of the clinic, but now feels that he must tackle making improvements to its operations. Consequently, he has created a TQM team (of which you are a part) and has made certain that they have received the necessary training to start examining the various processes within the health center’s operations. The ambulatory health service department of the ESKCC health center clinic has received increased complaints from the ESKCC student body and staff concerning the services it offers in its walk-in urgent care clinic. Dr. Jones feels that this center would be an excellent starting point for the TQM team.

The Data

The team is presented with the following data regarding student/staff complaints: Patient Complaint DataMonthComplaint Type 1Complaint Type 2Complaint Type 3Complaint Type 4Complaint Type 5Complaint Type 6Total VisitsSeptember3141174813115841October21278411152971November1148112428311175December7144121738121042January153012141741671February21626128511631March27951623641512April4734313153781May421217182473Total248402872091543119097 Complaint Type DescriptionsComplaint TypeComplaint Description1The quality of service received.2Waiting time was too long.3Follow-up care was not available.4Clinic was hard to find in the health center.5The medical care/treatment took too long.6The medical center could not find the individual’s medical records.

The Patient Review Process

The process for a patient (either a student or a staff member) coming in because of a problem is as follows:

When a patient arrives at the clinic, the patient first sees the receptionist, who checks to see if the patient was seen before. If so, the receptionist pulls the medical record from the file. If the patient is new, the receptionist has the patient complete the necessary forms and creates a medical record.

Patients are seen by the physician in the order they arrive. If one of the two examination rooms is empty, the nurse escorts the patient to the examination room and records the patient’s medical complaint. If no examination rooms are available, the nurse escorts the patient to a waiting area until an examination room is available.

When the patient is in the examination room, the nurse performs routine tests. The nurse then writes the complaint and findings on a medical examination form, a form that will be subsequently filed with the patient’s medical record.

The physician examines the patient and orders medical tests, if necessary. A diagnosis and treatment plan is presented to the patient by the physician; a written copy of this plan and any other appropriate instructions are written on the medical examination form.

When the physician releases the patient, the patient returns to the receptionist, who prepares a bill. If the patient has health insurance, the bill is sent to the health insurance carrier.

The patient leaves after either paying the bill (by cash, check, or credit card) or signing the forms to authorize payment by his or her health insurance company. If the health insurance company refuses to pay or partially pays the bill, the receptionist bills the patient by mail. Any patient with an unpaid bill or bad credit history is refused subsequent treatment until the old bill is paid.

Instructions

As a member of the ESKCC TQM team, you are asked to put together a report that recommends improvements to the overall patient process. Create a 4–6 page report in a Word document (copy and paste any charts created in Excel) addressing the following tasks:

Construct a Pareto Chart for the data regarding complaints to the health center that is presented in Table 1. Describe two conclusions from examining this data.

Develop a control chart for the waiting time complaint (complaint #2). Explain how the control chart is developed and show the calculation process.

Illustrate the causes for Complaint #2 in a fishbone diagram. (Note: refer to the readings for examples.)

Develop a flow chart for the process that the clinic uses for a patient who comes into the ambulatory center. Draw two conclusions from examining the flow chart regarding either or both of the following:

How the process affects the patient.

Potential sources of unnecessary complexity.

Determine three improvements to streamline the patient process based on the insights that you gain from examining the process flow chart as well as your understanding of total quality management concepts from your course readings.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

Propose improvements to a health services organization based on total quality management (TQM) concepts.