Statistics: Credit Card and Pelican Stores

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CASE STUDIES

CASE 1: Pelican Stores
Pelican Stores, a division of National Clothing, is a chain of women's apparel stores operating throughout the country. The chain recently ran a promotion in which discount coupons were sent to customers of other National Clothing stares. Data collected for a sample of 100 in-store credit card transactions at Pelican Stores during one day while the promotion was running are contained in the file named Pelican Stores. Table 2.17 shows a portion of the data set. The Proprietary Card method of payment refers to charges made using a National Clothing charge card. Customers who made a purchase using a discount coupon are referred to as promotional customers and customers who made a purchase but did not use
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Data collected for a sample of 100 motion pictures produced in 2005 are contained in the file named Movies. Table 3.15 shows the data for the first 10 motion pictures in the file.
Managerial Report
Use the numerical methods of descriptive statistics presented in this chapter to learn how these variables contribute to the success of a motion picture. Include the following in your report. 1. Descriptive statistics for each of the four variables along with a discussion of what the descriptive statistics tell us about the motion picture industry. 2. What motion pictures, if any, should be considered high-performance outliers? Explain. 3. Descriptive statistics showing the relationship between total gross sales and each of the other variables. Discuss.
Case 5
Hamilton County Judges (Reference file: Judge CD File)
Hamilton County judges try thousands of cases per year. In an overwhelming majority of the cases disposed, the verdict stands as rendered. However, some cases are appealed, and of those appealed, some of the cases are reversed. Kristen DelGuzzi of The Cincinnati Enquirer conducted a study of cases handled by Hamilton County judges over a three year period. Shown in Table 4.8 are the results for 182,908 cases handled (disposed) by 38 judges in Common

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