# statistics concepts and descriptive measures excel and word document

I’m currently in a graduate business statistics course and will say statistics has never been a strong math course for me. Would appreciate help on the following, including how you arrive at certain statistical concepts through Excel and explaining on Word Document.

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment to orient students to the key concepts in statistics. This assignment will introduce students to the language of statistics. Students will also get a chance to warm-up on evaluating some basic descriptive statistics using ExcelÂ® prior to the course start.

Assignment Steps

This assignment has an ExcelÂ® dataset spreadsheet attached. You will be required to only do one of the three datasets. (Attached below is my “Statistics Concepts and Descriptive Measures Data Set Excel Spreadsheet”).

Resource: Microsoft ExcelÂ®, Statistics Concepts and Descriptive Measures Data Set

Choose one of the following datasets to complete this assignment:

• Consumer Food
• Financial
• Hospital ( I was interested in this data set; please include step-by-step instructions on how to solve within Excel and explain the concepts of it within Word Document for better understanding).

Answer each of the following in a total of 90 words or more:

• Introduction
• For each column, identify whether the data is qualitative or quantitative.
• Identify the level of measurement for the data in each column.
• For each column containing quantitative data:
• Evaluate the mean and median
• Interpret the mean and median in plain non-technical terms
• Use the Excel =AVERAGE function to find the mean (not good with Excel and was wondering how to find this particular function and what to put in exactly to solve?)
• Use the Excel =MEDIAN function to find the median (not good with Excel and was wondering how to find this particular function and what to put in exactly to solve?)
• For each column containing quantitative data:
• Evaluate the standard deviation and range
• Interpret the standard deviation and range in plain non-technical terms
• Use the Excel =STDEV.S function to find the standard deviation (not good with Excel and was wondering how to find this particular function and what to put in exactly to solve?)
• For range (maximum value minus the minimum value), find the maximum value using the Excel =MAX function and find the minimum value using the Excel’s =MIN function (not good with Excel and was wondering how to find this particular function and what to put in exactly to solve?)
• Conclusion

Format explanation in APA format to cite properly and for references used, please include a “direct web link.”