Statistical case study – mba salaries | statistical for managers | Cambridge College

Pelosi: “MBA Salaries” p. 118

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Pelosi 118 MBA Data N is 100: a pdf file of the case

Case 2 P 118 Pelosi Notes: Use these Notes to Help–step by step Example

Case 2 Answer Spreadsheet


Pelosi, M.K. and Sandler, T.M. (2003). Elementary statistics: From discovery to decision. Wiley.


The entire Population of salaries for this exercise is 100. Our task is to [1] come up with a random sampling method (my example: picking every 5th) [2] The sample is 20 (if it was 100, it wouldn’t be a sample). [3] then we compute some simple statistics: Mean, Median (and the others, if you choose). [4] Now we compare the sample’s values of Mean and Median to the Text’s (Population). [5] If the values you derived are close to those of the text, then your Random Sample was Representative. [6]  Last, it asks for some conclusions about the soundness of the sampling method and if the accuracy could have been improved. [7] Do consult the Help Files first.

P.S. A sample is 20; if it was 100 it would not be a sample, it would be the whole population. 

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