# i need help writing a 3 page report for stat

*label*Mathematics

*timer*Asked: May 21st, 2015

**Question description**

Wondering how an Introduction to Statistics course will help you in your job, especially if your hopes for this class are to just survive? To get an idea of how statistics is used in your field, interview a colleague to find out how he or she uses statistics in his or her job. The following questions should be asked:

1. How do you use statistics in your job and what specific statistical concepts do you use?

2. Please describe a specific example of how the use of statistics was helpful in improving a practice or service.

3. What background in statistics is required to obtain a job like yours? What other educational requirements are there?

4. Do you recommend that today's college students study statistics? Why or why not?

Comment on what you learned from the interview or what was most interesting or surprising to you.

2 pages due in 12hours $5 pages a page

2nd part of the assignment

please read this post below and reply back with one page. just give your thoughts, and experiences regarding topic

I started in the Master of Science in Information Assurance program in January 2015. Because I am not currently working in the field in which I intend to enter upon graduation, I posed these questions to a friend of mine who works as a database administrator for a tech company in the Metro Detroit Area. Scott is his name. He has been working in the IT field for over ten years. He is a lower level project manager.

Scott stated that he uses probabilities to determine which database threats he needs to address with priority. The probabilities tell Scott how likely certain database threats are to affect his databases. Scott stated that he obtains the probabilities from databases of current threats published by the government, Linux and Windows Operating Systems. He does not calculate any statistics himself.

When asked to describe a specific example of how the use of statistics was helpful in improving a practice or service, Scott pass on to the next question at first. Scott then stated that his company started to track how long it takes to answer phones and how long it takes him to fix a user reported problem. Since the implication of the performance tracking, Scott stated that response times have decreased. Scott also stated that the company was able to pinpoint who was taking longer to respond to problems once they were assigned. Scott stated that no one got fired, but that certain employees were placed on performance improvement plans in order to get their response times down.

When asked if a background in statistics is required to obtain a job like his, Scott responded negatively. Scott stated that his position does not require any experience in statistics but that he does use percentages and averages (means) on a regular basis. Scott said that he does not deal with anything like standard deviation, samples or observational studies.

Scott recommended that college students obtain a basic knowledge of statistics if they wish to advance in the company. A basic knowledge of statistics is not required at the entry level, but managers do use statistics more intensively in payroll calculations and hours calculations. Scott stated that he did take a statistics course in college and that he does not remember any of it. Scott stated that he has not had to call upon any of the information he learned in his statistics course. A degree in computer science or programming is required, most of the time. Scott started with the company with an assoicate's degree.

Although Scott said that he does not use statistics on a daily basis, he really does, without knowing it. He uses only the most basic statistic calculations. Statistics are always going to be used in calculating workers' efficiency.