Type of Project
Mis770 foundation skills in business analysis department of information systems and business analytics
Email submissions will not be accepted. Note: Do not convert your Word document to pdf format.
Assurance of Learning
This assignment assesses the following Graduate Learning Outcomes and related Unit Learning Outcomes:
Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO) Unit Learning Outcome (ULO)
GLO4: Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment
ULO2: Manipulate and summarise data that accurately represents real world problems
ULO3: Interpret and appraise statistical output to assist in real-world decision making
Faculty of Business and Law Assignment Extension Procedures
Information for students seeking an extension BEFORE the due date
If you wish to seek an extension for this assignment prior to the due date, you need to apply directly to the Unit Chair by completing the Assignment and Online Test Extension Application Form (available from https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/buslaw/student-support/assignment-extensions) and sending the completed form as well as your supporting documentation
(if a non-COVID-19 related issue) and a draft of your assignment, to our generic email address T12020MIS770@deakin.edu.au. (Note: completing the Extension Application Form is mandatory if you wish to apply for an extension.)
This process needs to occur as soon as you become aware that you will have difficulty in meeting the due date, but no later than 5-00 pm Friday 15th May 2020. In other words, requests for extensions will not be entertained after the normal close of business on Friday 15th May 2020.
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The purpose of this assignment is to investigate a dataset that has been produced as a result of the survey you conducted on Climate Change. You now need to interrogate the dataset in order to answer questions posed by your client, the Australian Government. Ultimately, you will need to analyse the data, interpret the results, and then draw appropriate conclusions.
The aims of the assignment are to:
Before attempting the assignment, make sure you have prepared yourself well. At a minimum, please read the relevant sections of the prescribed textbook and review the materials provided in Modules 1 and 2 (i.e., Topics 1 to 7).
The Australian Government has previously commissioned you, Ellyse Perry (Chief Analyst at Survey House), to develop a survey to help them gauge the views of the Australian public regarding “Climate Change”. Now, in order to implement possible Climate Change policy initiatives, the Government, through their representative Daisy Pearce (Manager, Public Relations in the Prime Minister’s Office), wants you to interpret the data gathered from your survey and then answer several questions.
Daisy does not have an analytics background, so it’s important that you utilise “plain, easy to understand language” in your answers. If you believe you need to include any technical terms, then you must explain these in a clear and succinct manner.
The questions you need to answer are contained in the following memorandum.
Date: 24th April, 2020 To: Ellyse Perry, Chief Analyst, Survey House From: Daisy Pearce, Manager, Public Relations, PM’s Office Subject: Analysis of Climate Change Survey Data
Can you please carry out an analysis of the recent Climate Change Survey data (contained in the file ClimateChangeSurvey.xlsx) and prepare a Memorandum reply to me containing answers to the following questions.
My specific questions are:
Q1. An Overall View of “Monthly_Payment” spend per month
Can you provide me with an overall summary of the amount people are willing to pay monthly in order to have a net zero electricity bill sourced entirely through renewable energy (e.g. solar panels with backup battery)? A summing up of the variable “Monthly_Payment” just by itself, would be useful.
Q2. “Monthly_Payment” vs “Concerned”
I am interested in how the “Monthly_Payment” amount people are willing to pay for renewable energy relates to how “Concerned” people are with the current situation regarding Climate Change. In particular, does there appear to be any difference in how much people are prepared to pay monthly on renewable energy compared to the “Concerned” responses of: Not concerned; Slightly concerned; Somewhat concerned; Very concerned, and Extremely concerned.
Q3. Climate Change Affordability Measures
(a) Can you estimate the average “Monthly_Payment” amount people are willing to pay for renewable energy in Australia?
(b) Climate Change is a global concern and there are countries that do not have the financial resources to address their local Climate Change circumstances. Therefore, I’m interested to know if you can estimate the proportion of all Australians who believe that Australia should financially “Support” developing countries in their efforts to address Climate Change.
Q4. Climate Change Views
(a) A previous report published by one of the national daily newspapers indicated that the proportion of Australians who have Already Installed or Plan to Install “Solar_Panels” on their homes is no more than 25%. An industry energy group has responded to this report by claiming that the rate has been understated and the true figure is higher. Can you check this industry group’s claim?
(b) Another point of contention made in the report was the amount of money Australians would be prepared to make an up-front payment (“Up_Front_Payment”) in order to have net zero electricity bills through renewable energy. The report states that it is, on average, less than $21,500. The same industry energy group has responded by claiming that the amount of money Australians are prepared to pay up-front is at least $21,500. Could you please also check this claim by the industry group?
I would like to see whether factors listed below provide any explanation of the amount people are willing to pay monthly (“Monthly_Payment”) in order to have net zero electricity bills through renewable energy. If so, can you also indicate which factor is the most important?
Q6. Appropriate Sample Size
Finally, I am concerned that the sample of 400 Australians is too small to provide accurate results as this seems hardly enough data. For a survey we intend to undertake next year, we would like to be able to:
(a) estimate the proportion of Australians that are Aware or Very Aware of Climate Change to within 3%, and
(b) accurately estimate the average monthly payment (“Monthly_Payment”) amount people are willing to pay in order to have net zero electricity bills through renewable energy to within $20.
How many Australians would we need to include in next year’s survey to satisfy both of these requirements?
section (question) clearly marked. • Use plain language and keep your explanations succinct. Avoid the use of technical or statistical jargon. As
a guide to the meaning of “Plain Language”, imagine you are explaining your findings to a person without any statistical training (e.g., someone who has not studied this unit). What type of language would you use in that case?
Data Analysis Instructions/Guidelines
In order to prepare a reply to Daisy’s memorandum, you will need to examine and analyse the dataset ClimateChangeSurvey.xlsx thoroughly.
Daisy has asked a number of questions and your Data Analysis output (i.e. your charts/tables/graphs) should be structured such that you answer each question on the separate tab/worksheet provided in your Excel document. There are also three extra tabs in ClimateChangeSurvey.xlsx called CI, HT and SS and you may use the various templates contained in these tabs in your “Confidence Interval”, “Hypothesis” and “Sample Size” answers should you wish to do so.
In order to effectively answer the questions, your Data Analysis output needs to be appropriate. Accordingly, you’ll need to establish which of the following techniques are applicable for any given question:
Charts, Bar/Column Charts) that will illustrate more clearly, other important features of a variable. • Scatter Diagrams (used to visually establish if there is a relationship between two numeric variables). • Cross Tabulations (sometimes called Contingency Tables), used to establish the relationships (dependencies)
between two variables (see Additional Materials under Topic 2 – Creating Cross Tabulations in Excel using Pivot Tables).
Note: There is an Appendix at the end of each Chapter of the Prescribed Textbook which describes the basic Excel steps associated with that Topic. Chapters 1 to 9 are applicable for this assessment.
Your completed assignment should be submitted in two separate files:
The assignment is to be submitted to the MIS770 assignment box in Deakin’s Cloud Campus before 11-59 pm, Sunday 17th May 2020. Please ensure you include your name and student details in your Word document as well following the above file naming convention. Failure to follow this convention may lead to a delay in receiving feedback and marks.
Needs Improvement Satisfactory Good Very Good Excellent
Data Analysis (Marks: 16)
0 points 4.8 points 8 points 9.6 points 11.2 points 16 points
This part relates to the various visualisations in the form of charts, tables & graphs etc. created by Ellyse which formed the basis of her response to Daisy.
Uses irrelevant or inappropriate techniques to analyse the data, or the Data Analysis and visualisation tools were used to analyse the data but in an incomplete or inaccurate manner.
Uses some appropriate data analysis and visualisation tools to analyse the data but there are many errors in the analysis.
Uses appropriate data analysis and visualisation tools to analyse the data but there are several errors in the analysis.
Uses appropriate data analysis and visualisation tools to analyse the data but there are some errors in the analysis.
Comprehensive analysis of the data using appropriate techniques, but there are some minor errors in the analysis.
Uses data visualisations to understand the patterns in data.
Skilful and comprehensive analysis of data using many different techniques.
Uses data visualisations to produce novel insights.
A very poor presentation of the analysis, or the analysis does not follow principles of good graphical display.
The presentation of the analysis needs improvement.
The presentation of the analysis is satisfactory.
The presentation of the analysis is of a respectable standard.
The analysis is well organised and follows principles of good graphical display.
An excellent presentation of the analysis.
0 – 4.7 Marks 4.8 – 7.9 Marks 8 – 9.5 Marks 9.6 – 11.1 Marks 11.2 – 12.7 Marks 12.8 – 16 Marks Memorandum (Marks: 12)
0 points 3.6 points 6 points 7.2 points 8.4 points 12 points
This part is the written response by Ellyse to the questions posed by Daisy.
Does not communicate any of the main findings of the analysis in an accurate and/or useful way, or the interpretation and communication of findings is at a basic level.
Explains some of the main findings of the analysis accurately which only enables the reader to draw a few reasonable conclusions.
Explains most of the main findings of the analysis accurately and enables the reader to draw several reasonable conclusions.
Explains nearly all of the main findings of the analysis accurately and enables the reader to draw mostly reasonable conclusions.
Provides detailed and accurate descriptions of the most important features of the analysis along with appropriately qualified conclusions.
Provides outstanding descriptions and conclusions that are carefully considered and insightful.
The written communication is unprofessional or difficult to follow and contains numerous errors.
The written communication is not very easy to follow and/or it contains too many errors.
The written communication is clear and easy to follow but it contains minor errors.
The written communication is clear and easy to follow and generally free of errors.
The written communication is professional, easy to follow and has a good structure.
The written communication is very professional, logical and easy to follow.
0 – 3.5 Marks 3.6 – 5.9 Marks 6 – 7.1 Marks 7.2 – 8.3 Marks 8.4 – 9.5 Marks 9.6 – 12 Marks Overall Assignment Presentation (Marks: 2)
No attempt has been made to follow the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines.
Little attempt has been made to follow the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines.
Most of the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines have been followed.
Majority of the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines have been followed.
All of the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines have been followed.
All of the assignment Requirements/ Instructions/ Guidelines have been dealt with meticulously.
Very good presentation
Faultless assignment presentation
0 – 0.5 Marks 0.6 – 0.9 Marks 1 – 1.1 Marks 1.2 – 1.3 Marks 1.4 – 1.5 Marks 1.6 – 2 Marks
The context and relevance of the issue, as well as a clear description of the study aim, are presented. The history of searches is discussed.
The context and relevance of the issue, as well as a clear description of the study aim, are presented. The history of searches is discussed.
With titles for each slide as well as bulleted sections to group relevant information as required, the content is well-organized. Excellent use of typeface, color, images, effects, and so on to improve readability and presenting content. The minimum length criterion of 10 slides/pages is reached.
More depth/information is required for the context and importance, otherwise the study detail will be unclear. There is no search history information supplied.
There is a review of important theoretical literature, however there is limited integration of research into problem-related ideas. The review is just partly focused and arranged. There is research that both supports and opposes. A summary of the material given is provided. The conclusion may or may not include a biblical integration.
The content is somewhat ordered, but there is no discernible organization. The use of typeface, color, graphics, effects, and so on may sometimes distract from the presenting substance. It is possible that the length criteria will not be reached.
The context and/or importance are lacking. There is no search history information supplied.
There has been an examination of relevant theoretical literature, but still no research concerning problem-related concepts has been synthesized. The review is just somewhat focused and organized. The provided overview of content does not include any supporting or opposing research. The conclusion has no scriptural references.
There is no logical or apparent organizational structure. There is no discernible logical sequence. The use of typeface, color, graphics, effects, and so on often detracts from the presenting substance. It is possible that the length criteria will not be reached.