Unit 6 Assignment: Solving Problems with Data Analytics 

Outcomes addressed in this activity: 

Unit Outcomes: 

Explain a realistic problem that a modern organization might face that could be addressed through statistical analysis.
Prepare a dataset relevant to an identified problem.
Apply an appropriate statistical technique to prepared data.
Interpret the outputs of a statistical model. 
Course Outcomes: 

IT527-4: Construct useable and effective data analytics models incorporating industry-recognized software and standard algorithms. 

PC 6.1: Incorporate data, inferences, and reasoning to solve problems. 

Purpose 

The purpose of this Assignment is for you to demonstrate your capabilities in defining, formulating and executing data analytics for the purpose of organizational problem solving. It is intended to be self-directed, enabling assessment of your individual level of mastery of foundational analytical concepts and techniques. 

Assignment Instructions 

The Unit 6 Assignment will give you an opportunity to practice some of the analytics skills you learned in your Reading this week, and also to reflect on that learning. Your Assignment is to design and conduct an analytical inquiry of your own design. To fulfill the Unit 6 Assignment, complete the following steps: 

Identify a realistic problem that can be addressed through data analysis that a modern organization or business might face. If you use a problem from your workplace, ensure that you have necessary permission to use data from your employer, and be sure to respect privacy and data ownership rights. Remember that you only have one week to complete this Assignment, so choose something that is limited enough in scope that you can realistically complete the work required in one week’s time.
Determine what data you will need to statistically investigate your chosen problem. Collect these data and organize them into a dataset appropriate for your planned investigation. Gather as many observations as you can. 
Apply an appropriate statistical model to your data using R Studio. 
Write a report of not less than 4 pages in APA format. Use Times New Roman 12-point font with one-inch margins on all sides. Cite at least five sources relevant to your topic, supporting your definition and treatment of the subject. Include Title and References pages, which are not part of the four-page minimum. Organize your report to include: 
An introduction and summary of your chosen problem, a description of your data preparation,
A discussion of your statistical modeling activities,
A summary of your results, and
A conclusion stating what you discovered. 
You may choose to include recommendations or a list of additional questions that arose from your investigation. 

Assignment Requirements 

Prepare your Assignment submission in Microsoft Word following standard APA formatting guidelines: Double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, and one-inch margins on all sides. Include a title page, table of contents, and references page. You do not need to write an abstract. Label all tables and figures. Cite sources appropriately both in the text of your writing (parenthetical citations) and on your references page (full APA citation format).

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