# APPLYING DESCRIPTIVE STATISTIC

Scenario

At Blooming Park State University, the president and Board of Trustees have developed a strategic goal designed to help them gain a complete understanding of the various constituencies that comprise the university culture: the students, faculty, alumni, community members, staff, etc. This is a comprehensive undertaking that requires surveying the various stakeholders in an effort to understand them with respect to myriad variables. Because you have extensive experience with investigating problems of practice and using appropriate research designs, the president and board of trustees have tapped you to conduct this research. The first thing you did was work with the various stakeholders and your team to develop a comprehensive survey and administer it to members of the school community. A variety of questions were included in the survey.

After you compiled the data, the president and board of trustees asked you to conduct preliminary descriptive data analysis. Specifically, they asked if it would be possible to choose any five variables (representing each of the four levels of measurement) and conduct descriptive statistics to provide them with important descriptive information about the school community and culture.

Instructions

Refer to the following tutorial videos to create statistical software output for your paper (linked Below)

Complete the following using the Applying Descriptive Statistics Template [DOCX]:

Classification of Five Variables

• Make sure to select variables so that your presentation includes:
• At least one nominal variable.
• At least one ordinal variable.
• At least one interval/ratio variable.
• The remaining two variables can be from any level of measurement.
• In a paragraph, specify your five selected variables and the level of measurement of each variable (nominal, ordinal, or interval/ratio).

Descriptive Data Analysis

• Here you will present the statistical software output for each variable along with a written summary of the output for the board of trustees.
• Conduct a descriptive data analysis for a nominal variable.
• Create a frequency table in the statistical software for this nominal variable. Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Below the output, provide a paragraph summary of the output for the board of trustees.
• Conduct a descriptive data analysis for an ordinal variable.
• Create a frequency table in the statistical software for this ordinal variable. Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Create a descriptive statistics table in the statistical software reporting the median and mode. Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Below the output, provide a paragraph summary of the output for the board of trustees.
• Conduct a descriptive data analysis for an interval/ratio variable.
• Create a descriptive statistics table in the statistical software that includes the following:
• Standard deviation.
• Minimum/maximum.
• Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Below the output, provide a paragraph summary of the output for the board of trustees.
• Conduct a descriptive data analysis for the fourth variable (any level of measurement).
• Create the appropriate output using the statistical software. Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Below the output, provide a paragraph summary of the output for the board of trustees.
• Conduct a descriptive data analysis for the fifth variable (any level of measurement).
• Create the appropriate output using the statistical software. Copy/paste the output into the template.
• Below the output, provide a paragraph summary of the output for the board of trustees.

Conclusion

• In a paragraph, provide the Board of Trustees with a conclusion from you descriptive data analyses. What important information have you gathered regarding the school community and culture?