May 15, 2023
Skill(s) Being Assessed: Problem Solving – Data Analysis (Mathematical Reasoning)
What to Submit / Deliverables: Word Document uploaded to the Blackboard Assignment
What is the value of doing this assignment? You’ll practice your problem-solving skill by identifying foundational statistical concepts and explaining how data-driven decision making can help inform real-world problems. This will provide you with a solid foundation that will help you not only to be successful in this course but to learn to make smarter, data-driven decisions in your personal and professional life.
Your goal for this assignment is to: Practice your problem-solving skill by answering questions about statistical concepts and the benefits and uses of data-driven decision making.
Steps to Complete:
Step 1: Review the weeks 1, 2, and 3 Learn sections in Blackboard and then use the Week 3 Assignment Template to answer the questions below.
Step 2: Save and submit your Word document using the Assignment link in the Week 3 Submit page in Blackboard.
1. You would like to determine whether eating before bed influences sleep patterns. List each of the seven steps for conducting a statistical study.
2. Explain what you would do to complete each step.
3. Then, answer the questions below:
What is your hypothesis on this issue?
What type of data (quantitative or categorical) will you be looking for? What are some examples?
What methods would you use to gather information? Which sampling method would you use and why?
How would the results of the data influence decisions you might make about eating and sleeping?
How would we know if the results of the study are valid and reliable?
What questions would you ask to find out more about the quality of the data?
Why is it important to gather and report valid and reliable data?
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:
Explain the foundational statistical skills needed to solve problems and draw conclusions.Skill(s) Being Assessed: Problem Solving – Data Analysis (Mathematical Reasoning)
What to Submit / Deliverables: Word Document uploaded to the Blackboard Assignment
What is the value of doing this assignment? You’ll practice your problem-solving skill by identifying foundational statistical concepts and explaining how data-driven decision making can help inform real-world problems. This will provide you with a solid foundation that will help you not only to be successful in this course but to learn to make smarter, data-driven decisions in your personal and professional life.
Your goal for this assignment is to: Practice your problem-solving skill by answering questions about statistical concepts and the benefits and uses of data-driven decision making.
Steps to Complete:
Step 1: Review the weeks 1, 2, and 3 Learn sections in Blackboard and then use the Week 3 Assignment Template to answer the questions below.
Step 2: Save and submit your Word document using the Assignment link in the Week 3 Submit page in Blackboard.
1. You would like to determine whether eating before bed influences sleep patterns. List each of the seven steps for conducting a statistical study.
2. Explain what you would do to complete each step.
3. Then, answer the questions below:
What is your hypothesis on this issue?
What type of data (quantitative or categorical) will you be looking for? What are some examples?
What methods would you use to gather information? Which sampling method would you use and why?
How would the results of the data influence decisions you might make about eating and sleeping?
How would we know if the results of the study are valid and reliable?
What questions would you ask to find out more about the quality of the data?
Why is it important to gather and report valid and reliable data?
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:
Explain the foundational statistical skills needed to solve problems and draw conclusions.

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