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Assignment 2: Using spreadsheet Applications for Data

Analysis

Due: Week 13 – Week of April 3 (Before class)

In this assignment you will familiarize yourself with spreadsheet applications
(Excel) and their use in data interpretation. You can use basic MS Excel functions
such as (SUM; AVERAGE; COUNTIF; MEDIAN; MODE) as well as charts; PivotTables;
PivotChart to analyze the data provided to you.
The assignment will be graded based on the accuracy and completion of the
allocated tasks as well as the details/effort/usefulness in creating charts and
reports.
Submission should be done before the deadline using the Assignment link on Sakai.
You are required to submit one MS Excel file and one MS Word file (with the
well-formatted report on your excel findings answering the posed queries) per
group through the course website. The Word file must include a title page
specifying the names of the group members.
Use the following convention to name the files that you submit
(MBAB5P09_Section#_GroupName_ DataAnalysis). For instance, group J will
name the file as: 5P09Section2_GroupJ_DataAnalysis.
Choose one team member for uploading the files. Verify that your assignment files
are submitted properly through the course website. Late submissions and wrong
files will automatically receive a grade of zero

The assignment will be graded on a relative scale.
Based on the accuracy and completion of the allocated tasks as well as the
details/effort/extra analysis/usefulness of analysis in creating charts and
reports.
(Accuracy in analysis, Explanation of assumptions and results, Extra effort
put in the assignment with charts and additional consideration, attention
to detail in analysis, formatting and presentation of report, Clarity in
report, Depth in report)

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