## First, brainstorm a problem (e.g., health, debt, student success, work, stress, happiness, customer satisfaction, etc.) that you’re interested

Learning Objective: The final statistics project will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the applied aspect of this course. In fulfilling this objective, you will fulfill the written statistical component requirement of the BBA program. Option 2 will focus on analyzing already existing data or statistics from a credible source. After selecting an option, you will write a professional managerial statistical report.
OPTION 2
Instructions:
1. First, brainstorm a problem (e.g., health, debt, student success, work, stress, happiness, customer satisfaction, etc.) that you’re interested. It can be anything relevant to your major such as general business, economics, management and organization behavior, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, business communication, business law, health care management, etc.
2. Second, find a data set or statistics of interest about a company or about an issue that you care about.
a. Suggested websites to find statistical data based on published reports:
i. https://www.usa.gov/statistics
ii. https://www.data.gov/
iii. http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/ (health)
iv. https://www.healthdata.gov/ (health)
v. http://reports.thecb.state.tx.us/approot/thecb_tcr_ews/figure2.htm (Texas Consumer Reports)
vi. http://markets.wsj.com/ (stocks/wall street journal)
viii. http://www.investopedia.com/ (investing, comparing)
ix. http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx (Click on Topics)
x. http://www.bls.gov/bls/occupation.htm
xi. https://www.fbi.gov/resources/library (crime reports)
xii. Free Business Data Files: https://www.kaggle.com/datasets
xiii. Other Data Sets: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/resources/statistics_datasets.aspx
xiv. Or, you may just find other statistical websites with data through Google Scholar.com. Or, through a reputable peer-review journal article that you find from the library research database.
3. Third, create at least two different research questions and/or hypotheses about the statistics/data that you selected. .
What is the percentage of woman small business owners vs men in the United States?
What percentage dog owners are registered in America vs cat owners ?
4. Fourth, find out what analytical approach was used to gather the data (e.g., percentages, frequencies, means, standard deviations, t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, regression analysis, correlational analysis, multiple regression, etc…). Just provide credit to the source in the reference section of your report.
5. Fifth, if the data set has not been analyzed, then create two visual graphical displays of the data (e.g., pie chart, bar graph, histogram, scatter diagram, etc.) and/or analyze the data (e.g., correlation, t-test, ANOVA, regression).
a. If the data is already analyzed, find a way how you will share this aspect within your managerial report. For example, insert two visual graphs in the document.
6. Sixth, interpret the results of the data set or data table(s) that you selected given the questions/hypotheses that you developed. What’s the answer to your questions and/or hypotheses?
1. Seventh, find two credible references that support your study to enhance the professionalism and the credibility of your study. Make sure to cite them in your managerial report in the significance and/or the discussion section of the study.
7. Eighth, complete the managerial report worksheet-Option 2 to help you write your managerial report and submit the managerial report on the day of the final exam.