Recommendations based on the results that were identified by this research team was that the data indicated that the independent variables and dependent variables has much to do with the results. In its original inception of the hypothesis, the team wanted to determine if the specific state was a determining factor for the data being quantified. However, what this team discovered is that it was not so much the location in the United States that showed progression in sales, but rather the age range of the consumer that determined the highest sales.
Observations (reflection) on the business problem and its solution
Observations on the business problem was that the state in which the shoes were sold became irrelevant as the data was collected. The data that became more pertinent was the age range in which the highest sales were recorded. Needless to say the research question changed as the data was being collected. This team determined that there was not enough evidence to substantiate the original question which was if any particular state sold more men’s or women’s shoes and at that time this team could have then looked into those variables such as why that state sold more men’s shoes then women’s shoes. The date could have isolated whether or not the state’s population was predominantly male or female. Since the date was not available the question changed.
Research challenges your team experienced in this study
This research team did not experience any tough challenges during this study. The information was readily available because Nike is a universal name and product. There is no state or country that does not have Nike sales. The strata reports and profit figures were easily assessable and easy to interpret. The only challenge if any was that we were not able to really determine what state sold the most men’s shoes and which state sold the most women’s shoes, because this information is not relevant strategic planning for Nike’s corporation. In other words, Nike did not see a reason to delineate the sales of men’s and women’s shoes. We believe the reason is because there were no significant declines in the sales of any gender of shoes significant enough to warrant or prompt