For this week’s assignment, you will select an actual real-world event with an engineering and/or technology nexus and assess the role of statistics in some aspect of the event. You may consider the concept, development, or communication, or you may wish to focus on some other aspect that appeals to you as a doctoral student exploring engineering and technological applications. In addition to highlighting the role engineering and/or technology played, you should propose alternative roles that may have been employed that could have resulted in an enhanced beneficial impact on the event. For example, in the event of the culmination of the GM vehicle recall, available technological advances could perhaps have been employed to minimize the inconvenience to owners of recalled vehicles. Describe how some element of statistics could have been used. The week’s resources focus on the Pyramid of Cheops to demonstrate the relevance of statistics dating back nearly 5,000 years.
Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5 – 7 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards.