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Measures of Central Tendency and Skew

You have administered a standardized test of manual dexterity to two groups of 10 semi skilled workers. One of these two groups of workers will be employed by you to work in a warehouse with many fragile items. The higher the manual dexterity of a worker the less likelihood that worker will break significant inventory. Because of a unique contract you must hire all 10 employees from one of the two groups and none of the employees from the other.

Group A Scores Group B Scores

77 100

87 99

80 62

91 57

77 95

84 96

90 69

60 32

79 83

66 98

You must decide which group to choose. Consider at least two measures of central tendency and at least one measure of dispersion for each group and use those to make your choice. Be sure to justify your choice with at least one page of discussion and analysis. Can you base a decision on the information provided and the measures that you calculated only?

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The solution provides explanations for the measures of central tendency.

Using the provided data, the measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median) are calculated and tabulated.

A basic framework for selecting a group of employees is also given. In the question the researcher has to choose between two groups of employees. The solution, in the tutorial, provides a guideline on how to analyze the situation and also make a decision.

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