M&M's Candy Colors Case Study Case Study

M&M's Candy Colors Case Study
A statistics report that analyzes the quality of M&M's produced by the Masterfoods firm.
# 153694 | 1,382 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | FR
Published on Oct 10, 2013 in Mathematics (General)

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This paper presents a study to verify the quality of the M&M's produced by the Masterfoods firm. The author of this paper explains that to perform a good quality control test, a random sample of plain M&M's 1.69 oz bag of candy has to be selected by chance from different bags in different stores, to see if the quality of products meets the expectations of the customers and the company. The paper describes the sampling method and the data gathered and explains how the confidence intervals are determined. The paper then discusses whether the results correspond to the proportions required by Masterfoods for each color, and if the quantity of candies per bag is sufficient. The paper includes a histogram and tables, and an appendix of the data gathered.

Introduction: Purpose of Report
Sampling Method - Data Gathered
The Confidence Intervals
Candies Colors Comparisons

From the Paper:

"At first many 1.69 oz bags of M&M's are randomly selected by visiting various stores and selecting by chance only one bag per store : this is a way to generate a quite good random sample for the study in the population of all M&M's 1.69 oz bags. This sampling method is used so as to have a simple random sample which is selected so that all samples of the same size (i.e. 1.69 oz bag) have an equal chance to be selected in the population.
"From the random sample just created data are then collected from two perspective : the number of candies with the same colors (6 colors possible : blue, orange, green, yellow, red and brown) is counted for each bag, as well as the total number of candies in the bag. All these data are then gathered in an Excel table (see example of data in Appendix)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fernandes, A.A., &Ohid, U.M. (2005). Investigate the color distributin of M&M's peanut in Belgium.Brawijaya University Indonesia
  • Kerns, L. (2008). Color distribution of a 14 oz bag of M&M's : is it all the same ? Youngstown State University
  • Masterfoods Inc. (1997). M&Ms Factory Tour.Files. Retrieved April 14, 2013, from http:\www.m-ms.com/tour/index.html

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