The data set for our course is available via the following link DataSet and DataSet Key contains the following eight sections of data that will be used throughout our course:
(6) Overall Job Satisfaction
(7) Intrinsic Job Satisfaction - Satisfaction with the actual performance of the job
(8) Extrinsic Job Satisfaction- Things external to the job, e.g., office location, your work colleagues, your own office (cubicle/hard walled office, etc), etc.
In each of the assignments in this course you will be dealing with the following scenario:
American Intellectual Union (AIU) has assembled a team of researchers in the United States and around the world to study job satisfaction. Congratulations, you have been selected to participate in this massive global undertaking.
The study will require that you to examine data, analyze the results, and share the results with groups of other researchers. Job Satisfaction is important to companies large and small and understanding it provides managers with insights into human behavior that can be used to strengthen the company's bottom line.
In the first assignment you are to complete the following:
You will need to examine one of eight sections of data from the provided Unit 1 data set (you are welcome to select a section of data that you are most interested in). Use thirty data points / scores is a good average to use when selecting your data. You will then need to list the raw data you are examining in a MS Word document or MS Excel spreadsheet (if a MS Excel spreadsheet is ever used, you are welcome to copy and paste your work into a MS Word document, which could make explanations of your steps easier to discuss). After organizing your data, it will be necessary to write up a professional report. The report should discuss why the data was selected and what was eventually learned by examining this set of data. When examining your data, you will want to use basic statistical tools to summarize the data. You may have to provide the mean, median, mode, variance and standard deviations for the data you selected. If a measure is not applicable, then explain why. You will have to also provide 1 chart/graph. For example, you may want to graph gender information if you selected this as your section. Ensure that you label the chart/graph clearly. Then combine all of the items above into one comprehensive report which summarizes your findings. This report must be done in Microsoft Word and should contain:
1. An Introduction
2. The data selected
3. Discussion (of what was learned by examining your selected data set).
4. Summary (what can be learned / taken away from this information).
Expert provides an attached a data set, data set key and instructions. The data set includes 8 sections of data (gender, age, department, position, tenure, overall job satisfaction, intrinsic job satisfaction, and extrinsic job satisfaction). A report is provided in Microsoft Word with the following sections and corresponding content: introduction, data selected, discussion of what was learned, and a summary of what can be taken away from this information.