Hi, need to submit a 3000 words essay on the topic Find a dataset of your own choosing. The dataset can be from your own place of work, your own country, or connected to your MSc, although it does not have to be Financial or monetary data.
In the current complex business environment, dataset is widely used in several forms to analyse and interpret data and to draw up meaningful conclusions. With the recent developments in the computing technology, it is easy for individuals or businesses to prepare datasets and transform them into meaningful information. Today, MS Excel is widely used to develop datasets because even a non-tech savvy person can use this programme for arranging the relevant data in the form of a dataset. It is important to note that a data set must not necessarily contain financial or monetary data but it may contain any other form of data that can create a deep understanding of the given topic. This paper will analyze a dataset prepared by IC Insights about the sales performance of top 12 smartphone companies during the 2011-2013 fiscal periods. The paper will provide an explanation of the dataset, identify the meaning of the variables, and comment on its overall purpose and limitations.
The dataset chosen for this project contains the data of smartphone sales of leading 12 companies for the three consecutive years beginning from 2011. Samsung, Apple, LG, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, Yulong/Coolpad, Nokia, HTC, RIM, Google/Motorola are the companies discussed in this dataset. In addition to presenting the sales data of smartphone sales, the dataset provides percentage change of increase/decrease in sales from year to year under consideration and also the industry ranking of these companies during the same period. An analysis of this dataset may assist the reader to form a clear understanding of the market growth of each company over the 2011-2013 period.
From the dataset, it is clear that Samsung was at the #1 position of the global smartphone industry for the three consecutive years with convincing increases in sales each year. The company’s sales rose from 95 million units in 2011 to 218 million units in 2012, achieving 129% increase in sales. In 2013, the