Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students an opportunity to gain an understanding on how to compute and interpret descriptive statistics and compare results.
Resources:MicrosoftExcelandStudent Resources Guide
Scenario:You are employed as a statistician for a company that makes household products which are sold by part-time salespeople who work during their spare time. The company has four salespeople employed in a small town. Let us denote these salespeople by A B C and D.The sales records (in dollars) for the past 6 weeks for these four salespeople are shown in the table below.
Your supervisor has asked you to prepare a brief report comparing the sales volumes and the consistency of sales of these four salespeople.
Usethe mean sales for each salesperson to compare the sales volumes.
Choosean appropriate statistical measure to compare the consistency of sales.
Makethe calculations on the MicrosoftExcelfile Measuring Salespeople Performance Template andwritea report of 350 words comparing the sales volumes and the consistency of sales of these four salespeople.
Formatyour paper consistent with APA guidelines.