RES 341 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Descriptive Statistics Paper

# RES 341 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Descriptive Statistics Paper

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Running head: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS PAPER 1 Descriptive Statistics Paper Team Members University of Phoenix Research and Evaluation I/RES341 Due Date Instructor Feedback

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Descriptive Statistics Paper Regardless of the industry a person's education, work experience, location of work, and even ethnic group will always be a disparity between the wages and the wage earners concerning male and female workers. All across America, people are fighting for "equal opportunities" in terms of work and education, and it is becoming more of a reality for many Americans. Although there are laws that clearly define acceptable and un-acceptable treatment of employees, people of different sexes continue to be treated differently. At a quick glance, it may seem as if the individuals from various regions of the country, in different age groups and in different minority groups, are earning the same. However, by simply splitting up the men and the women, it is clear that men are making more than the women on average. Considering all other variables are the same, it is mysterious regarding why, on average women are still making less than men. Purpose of the Research The purpose of this research is to define why, according to statistics; women still earn less than men do in the United States. After reviewing the wages of 2005 data spreadsheet, it is apparent that women are still earning less than men, which is important to research to find appropriate answers. After much debate over "equal opportunities," the question still remains, why women in America still earn less than men in the same career fields. In order for information collected to be used to draw a conclusion, a researcher may use three different methods to collect data. By collecting data from all the working women of America, one could clearly define that women do make less than men, but this would be very costly and time consuming. The next method is to collect data from a smaller sample unit that represents the target. This could be
done through a judgmental sample, or through a random sample. Either way, the sample size will need to be appropriate for the research problem. Reliability and validity are also important to data research; the research needs to identify any bias information or errors that may occur during the data research process. A bias bit of information considered is, whether or not sexism is prominent enough to indeed cause an obvious gap in wages between male and female workers. To research the problem properly, a researcher must first collect reliable data. After collecting data, the researcher can display it in both a tabular and a graphical format. This is an important step because information is evaluated differently simply, by the method chosen to display it in. For a reader to read and comprehend data, the data should be displayed in a way that is easily understood and flows from point to point. Allowing the reader to ruminate and process the data and develop their own conclusion. Problem Definition:

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