# MAT 120 The Average Salary for Nurses Math Project

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This is a math project if you can't access mini tab you may use excel database

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# MAT 120 Project 1

Name: __________________________________________Score: ________________

Find a data set, from one of the listed database sources, perhaps related to your field of interest. Your data set must include at least n = 25 data points, only one variable. You may search for your data set at the College library website data resources. Your data must be quantitative (not qualitative.) Fill out this form and submit to your instructor in class on the due date.

Part 1:

Use Blackboard, Course Content, Unit 1, Submit Minitab Express project, to submit the Minitab Express project through Blackboard, Unit 1 (15 pts). Once I grade your entire project, you will see a check mark in My Grades in Blackboard, but this Part 1 is weighted at 15 pts out of 100 for this project and will be included in the final grade for Project 1.

Part 2:

You must use Minitab Express for this project.

Identify your variable and include some explanation of the variable: (5 pts)

List your data set. Copy and paste from your Minitab Express worksheet (4 pts)

Explain why one should think that your data are credible, reliable and current. (If you decide that the source is not credible, you may still use it for the purposes of this assignment.) (6 pts)

Explain why one should think that your data are unbiased. (7 pts)

Cite the source of your data using the APA format. (See page 188, #48, in your textbook for an example of an APA citation.) (5 pts)

Give the mean, standard deviation, and variance of your data. Please include the symbol if it exists (9 pts)

Mean

Standard deviation

Variance

Give the five-number summary and IQR of your data (12 pts)

Mínimum

Q1

Median

Q3

Maximum

IQR

What outliers are in your data set, if any? Calculate fences and show your work. You may check your work with the box plot (box-and-whiskers plot) in #10. (5 pts)

Outliers

Justification

Present a histogram for your data. Copy and paste from Minitab Express. (5 pts)

Present a box plot (box-and-whiskers plot) for your data. Copy and paste from Minitab Express. (5 pts)

Describe the center, spread, and shape of your data. (12 pts)

Center

Spread

Shape

Conclusion: What have you learned about your data set and statistical analysis? (10 pts)

## Tutor Answer

Attached.

Statistical Analysis

Part 1: Using Minitab Express

Part 2: Answering the Questions

MAT 120 Project 1

Name: __________________________________________Score: ________________

Find a data set, from one of the listed database sources, perhaps related to your field of

interest. Your data set must include at least n = 25 data points, only one variable. You

may search for your data set at the College library website data resources. Your data

must be quantitative (not qualitative.) Fill out this form and submit to your instructor in

class on the due date.

Part 1:

Use Blackboard, Course Content, Unit 1, Submit Minitab Express project, to submit the

Minitab Express project through Blackboard, Unit 1 (15 pts). Once I grade your entire

project, you will see a check mark in My Grades in Blackboard, but this Part 1 is

weighted at 15 pts out of 100 for this project and will be included in the final grade for

Project 1.

Part 2:

You must use Minitab Express for this project.

1. Identify your variable and include some explanation of the variable: (5 pts)

The used variable in the project contains the annual average salaries paid to nurses in

different states in the United States. The variable is a quantitative attribute measured

as a ratio scale level of measurement. Notably, Ratio scale allows one to make different

comparisons in terms of intervals or differences existing between data points. In

addition, ratio scale contains a value zero indicating none existence.

2. List your data set. Copy and paste from your Minitab Express worksheet (4 pts)

States Average RN Salaries

Alabama

$57,890

Alaska $87,510

Arizona

$75,110

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