Multicultural Team

This course has major project assignments due in Week 3 and Week 5. It will take more than a week’s effort to adequately complete them. Plan time to start the research and work on those assignments earlier than the week in which they are due.

Recently, you have been assigned the task of assembling a multicultural, team in your organization. The purpose of the team is to design and implement a leadership development and succession process for the organization.

Based on research using the course text and other scholarly materials:

Analyze the stages of group development the teams should expect to experience. At each stage, make recommendations that will help move the team into the next stage.

Multicultural project teams often face problems with communication, expectations, and values. How do you think some of these challenges can be overcome?

Explain some of the group decision-making challenges the team may experience and recommend ways to overcome them.

Discuss at least three recommendations to help make these teams effective.

Submit your paper in a 4 to 5 page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.

Support your responses with examples and research.Week 3 Quiz

1. Which of the following is a point estimator?

a. 4

b. x̄

c. σ

d. s

2. When the population has a normal distribution, the sampling distribution of x̄ is normally distributed _____.

a. for any sample size of 50 or more

b. for any sample size of 30 or more

c. for any sample size

d. for any sample from a finite population

3. The probability distribution of all possible values of the sample mean is called the ____.

a. central probability distribution

b. standard error

c. sampling distribution of the sample mean

d. random variation

4. The value of the ___________ is used to estimate the value of the population parameter.

a. sample parameter

b. population statistic

c. sample statistic

d. population estimate

5. A numerical measure from a sample, such as a sample mean, is known as _____.

a. a statistic

b. the central limit theorem

c. a parameter

d. the mean deviation

6. Read the t statistic from the table of t distributions and circle the correct answer. A two-tailed test, a sample of 20 at a .20 level of significance; t = _____.

a. 2.539

b. 2.528

c. 1.328

d. 1.325

7. A random sample of 16 students selected from the student body of a large university had an average age of 25 years. We want to determine if the average age of all the students at the university is significantly different from 24. Assume the distribution of the population of ages is normal with a standard deviation of 2 years.

The test statistic is _____.

a. 1.96

b. 1.645

c. 2.00

d. .05

8. Excel’s RAND function _____.

a. generates random numbers

b. determines sample size

c. randomizes a population

d. selects a simple random sample

9. The rejection region for a one-tailed hypothesis test _____.

a. is in the tail that supports the null hypothesis

b. has an area of 1 – β

c. has an area equal to the confidence coefficient

d. is in the tail that supports the alternative hypothesis

10. The fact that the sampling distribution of the sample mean can be approximated by a normal probability distribution whenever the sample size is large is based on the _____.

a. normal probability theorem

b. fact that there are tables of areas for the normal distribution

c. central limit theorem

d. assumption that the population has a normal distribution

11. Excel’s __________ function can be used to calculate a p-value for a hypothesis test when σ is unknown.

a. NORM.S.DIST

b. RAND

c. T.DIST

d. Not enough information is given to answer this question.

12. A population consists of 8 items. The number of different simple random samples of size 3 (without replacement) that can be selected from this population is _____.

a. 512

b. 128

c. 24

d. 56

13. In hypothesis testing, the alternative hypothesis is _____.

a. the hypothesis tentatively assumed true in the hypothesis-testing procedure

b. the maximum probability of a Type I error

c. the hypothesis concluded to be true if the null hypothesis is rejected

d. All of these answers are correct.

14. A probability distribution for all possible values of a sample statistic is known as a _____.

a. sample statistic

b. sampling distribution

c. parameter

d. simple random sample

15. Random samples of size 525 are taken from a process (an infinite population) whose population proportion is .3. The standard deviation of the sample proportions (i.e., the standard error of the proportion) is _____.

a. .0004

b. .0200

c. .2100

d. .3000