Due Dates: Final report submitted via Turnitin on Monday of week 9, 15:55pm AEST
Software Required: Microsoft office and Excel. The assignment is to be completed in Word and
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written in 12-point font with 1.5 line spacing.
Learning outcomes: Basic analytics
Business Scenario: A nutritious diet is important at any stage of life, however it can be expensive in
comparison to unhealthy options. A Californian Health professional is concerned about food affordability
and if any cultural group appears to be disadvantaged. The manager has several questions, i.e.
• How much are families spending on average on nutritious food.
• Do people of a particular race spend more of their total income on food than others?
• Are families in some counties of California spending more on food than others on average per
In order to answer these questions a study was carried out by a research team in California. The
average cost of a “market basket of nutritious food items”, as well as income and other variables was
collected for “female-headed households with children” during 2006 to 2010. We have extracted a
subset of variables. The exact variables are
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