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SCO 2550 Week 1/ Chapter 1 Notes

by: Colin Fritz

SCO 2550 Week 1/ Chapter 1 Notes SCO 2550

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Notes covering chapter 1 of the textbook.
Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Kedong Chen
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SCO, 2550, supply, Chain, operations, Statistics, week 1




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Date Created: 09/11/16
SCO 2550 Chapter 1 Notes Colin Fritz The first chapter was fairly basic just covering the most basic of concepts so I will just cover the vocab and some of the concepts covered in the chapter. Content from here on will be much more in depth. Concepts to Know  Statistical methods are used for analyzing populations of experimental data Descriptive statistics – it uses numerical and graphical methods to explore, summarize and present data in a concise and clear manor Inferential statistics – uses samples to estimate or predict ideas regarding a large set of data  The next terms are all parts of one experiment for collecting data Experimental Unit – a set of units in which data is collected (an example of this is a person) Population – a set of experimental units (an example of this would be people) Variable – a characteristic of an experimental unit (an example of this would be gender) Measurement – giving numbers to variables Census- measuring a variable for every experimental unit of a population Statistical Inference – this is when you estimate or predict an idea of a population based on a sample Quantitative Data – data that is represented numerically Qualitative Data – data that is not represented numerically (an example of this is bad, good, and great for a customer service survey) Process – transforms inputs to outputs (raw materials into goods as an example) Black box – process whose operations are unknown  The only other concept to understand is random samples know what they are and when to use each one, there are 4 types: Stratified random sampling – used when the population can be broken into two or more strata which are subsamples that share similar charecteristics – random samples are then obtained from the strata Cluster sampling – simply a more convenient way to group a sample (the example used in the textbook is taking 10 random locations of the 150 of a restaurant and survey the people from each of those locations) Systematic sampling – selecting every kth experimental unit from the entire list of units (surveying every 3 person in a line) Randomized response sampling – used when pollsters are suspected to elicit false answers, one of the questions is random which typically results in a more honest answer


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