# Numeracy and Data Analysis

London School of Commerce In association with

Canterbury Christ Church University

Assignment Brief

 Course/Programme: BA (Hons) Business Studies with Foundation Level: Foundation Year 0 (Level 0) Year 2 Level 4 Year 3 Level 5 Year 4 Level 6 Foundation Year Module Title: Numeracy and Data Analysis Assignment number: Weighting: Individual Assignment – 30% Date given out: 14/11/2022 Submission date: 13/01/2023 For late submission, please check CCCU Taught regulation (page 28 on late submission) and Extenuating Policy: CCCU Taught regulation CCCU Extenuating Circumstances Policy Method of submission: Online only Online and paper copy Special instructions for submission (if any): Date for results and feedback (please note the final grade is subject to the main CCCU assessment Board) 03/02/2023 Employability skills assessed: Applications of summarising and analysing data. Logical Reasoning. Ability to understand and apply forecasting techniques to real life situations. Learning outcomes assessed: Identify and apply techniques for summarising and analysing data. Show reasonableness in the calculation of answers. Demonstrate and analyse techniques used for forecasting.

The penalty to be applied to late course work, which will include course work where the work is graded on a pass/fail basis and it is possible to give a numerical mark, will be 5 per cent (of the eligible marks) per day, for up to seven days, after which a mark of 0 will be recorded.

 TASK DESCRIPTION – INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

Assignment brief:

You are required to collect wind speed of any city for ten consecutive days. Once you have collected the data for ten days, you are required to prepare a report undertaking followings:

1. Arrange the data in a table format. (5 marks)

2. Present the data using any two types of charts of your choice. Example: Column chart, line chart, bar chart, scatter plot etc. (10 marks)

3. Calculate and discuss the followings. Please provide the steps for the calculation and highlight the final value.

Mean (8 marks)

Median (8 marks)

Mode (8 marks)

Range (8 marks)

Standard Deviation (13 marks)

4. For your data, use the linear forecasting model which is y = mx + c to calculate and discuss the followings:

Show the steps of calculation of m value and discuss the answer. (15 marks)

Show the steps of calculation of c value and discuss the answer. (15 marks)

Using the calculated ‘m’ and ‘c’ values, forecast the wind speed for day 11 and day 12. (10 marks)

Hint – Use the following formulas to calculate the ‘m’ and ‘c’ values.

m = c =

 marking criteria and Student FEEDBACK – Assignment

This section details the assessment criteria. The extent to which these are demonstrated by you determines your mark. The marks available for each criterion are shown. Lecturers will use the space provided to comment on the achievement of the task(s), including those areas in which you have performed well and areas that would benefit from development/improvement.

 Common Assessment Criteria Applied Marks available Marks Marks Awarded Arrange the collected data in a table format 5 Present the data using any two type of charts (Presentation of each chart is awarded 5 marks) 10 Calculation and Discussion of followings: Mean Median Mode Range Standard Deviation 8 8 8 8 13 Calculation of Followings: Steps of calculation of ‘m’ value and discussion Steps of calculation of ‘c’ value and discussion Forecasting the wind speed of day 11 Forecasting the wind speed of day 12 15 15 5 5 Total Marks 100

 Length Required

Approximately 1000 words

 Formatting and Layout

Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.

Length: Approximately 1000 words

Document format: Individual Assignment

Cover page – Ensure a clear title, course, name and student ID number is on the cover sheet.

Introduction

Main Body – Attempt all the given tasks.

Conclusion

Reference list using Harvard Referencing Style.

 FORMATTING AND LAYOUT FOR ASSIGNMENTS:

Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.

Document format: Report

Cover sheet: For each assignment provide a clear title, course, and name or ID number on a cover sheet

Reference List: using Harvard referencing throughout (at least 6 references).

Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information e.g. academic books and journals that have been peer reviewed. The research should be extensive.

Text: Size 12, Times New Roman font

 MAXIMUM LENGTH

Assessment 1: 1000 words (+/- 10%).

These assignments address the following Learning Outcomes:

LO1: Explain and demonstrate the use of basic mathematics including formulae and ratios.

LO2: Identify and apply techniques for summarising and analysing data.

LO3: Explain and demonstrate the use of probability where risk and uncertainty exist.

LO4: Demonstrate and analyse techniques used for forecasting.

Assessment Criteria: