Exercises: 2.1 and 14.1
The following exercises are required and cover topics in this week's required reading. Review the instructions carefully before completing and submitting the exercises. For the exercises this week and in following weeks, please use the Excel templates provided. For several of the exercises you will use automated templates (that is, Excel templates that automatically perform calculations) to arrive at your answers.
1) Complete Exercise 2.1 on page 45 in Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management. In the Excel document below, you may use Sheet 1 ("Moving Averages Template"), which includes an automated Excel table, for your calculations, or do these manually. Use Sheet 2 to record your answers to a, b, c, and this additional question (2.1d): "In 1–2 sentences, explain which of the three results you have the most confidence in projecting accurately and why that is."
2) Complete Exercise 14.1 on page 386 in Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management. In the Excel document below, use Sheet 3 ("Single Channel Template"), which includes an automated Excel table, for your calculations, and use Sheet 4 to record your answers. For an explanation of the automated table for Exercise 14.1, refer to Quantitative Methods, p. 379.