This assignment is designed to allow to you think about the real use of data within an organization and consider some of the issues that arise from the use of such data.
All organizations use data to support decision making, present arguments and influence strategy. This data is often collected in a manner which allows for bias, poorly presented or used in a way which allows for misinterpretation.
Obtain a data intensive report (not financial data) from any organization or which has been used by the organization to drive policy. De-construct this report and critically analyze this in relation to the tools and techniques of MINITAB. Good assignments should show an undertaking of the complexity of data and data analysis and demonstrate critical thinking on the interpretation of the data.
Techniques to be used and illustrated in the assignment along with the tabular data and graphs, charts (in MINITAB):
• Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation
• Linear regression
• Time Series Plot
• Trend Analysis
• Pareto Chart
• Scatter Plot
• Line Plot
• Bar Chart
• Pie Chart
• Probability Distribution Plot
• And more tools can be used according to the requirement of the data analysis as well as the above mentioned information.
The Tiger that Isn’t, M. Blastland and A Dilnot, 2007
Quantitative methods for Decision makers, M. Wisniewski, 4th Edition, 2006
Smith P. (1995), On the unintended consequences of publishing performance data in the public sector. International Journal of Public Administration. 18 (2 & 3), 277-310
Bevan, G. and Hood, C. (2006), What’s measured is what matters: Targets and Gaming in the English Public Healthcare System, Public Administration, 84 (3), pg 517-538
Bird, S.M., Cox, D., Farewell, V.T., Goldstein, H, Holt, T and Smith, P (2005), Performance Indicators: good, bad and Ugly, Journal of the royal statistical society, 168 (1), pg 1-27
Pidd, M. (2005), Perversity in Public Service Performance Measurement. International Journal of Productivity and Performance management. 54 (5/6), pg 482-493.
Word Count: 2500 (excluding references)
I can not afford anything more then $40 dollars and I want 9 pages therefore bids over $40 will not be accepted. I need this by 3rd January