Stats class project

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Studentswill writeareport(APAformat)describing aresearch study they designintheirarea ofstudy.This report will includetheintroduction, participants/samplingmethod, procedures,data analysis(usingone ofthe statistical testscoveredinthis class),andresults/conclusions.Thisshouldbe your own researchstudythatyoudesign.This isnotanevaluationof publishedresearch.  YOU CANNOTUSE ONE OFTHE STUDIESTHATYOU ALREADYPRESENTED IN THEWEEKS5–7FORUM.

 

NOTE:You are NOT required tocollectdataorruntheanalysis. Basedonyour understanding ofyourresearch question, make-upnumbers that wouldbe appropriatefor your study.Thesenumbers shouldmakesenseinthecontextof your research, however.

 

Requirements:

Reportmaximum offive pages, double-space.Besuretoincludea cover page,abstractandreferencelist (these3pages do notcountas threeof thefivepages).Youmustuse APAforthereport.  For an example,see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/18/.Irecommendthatyouhave nomorethan two directquotes inyour paper. Youmustsubmit yourprojectto Turnitin(see page2).

 

Componentsof theReport:

Introduction:   Descriptionofthestudyincludingthepurposeand importance oftheresearch questionbeingasked.Whatis your nullhypothesis? Whatis your researchor alternative hypothesis?Your introductionshouldinclude atleasttworesources. TheseresourcesMUST befrom peer-reviewedjournals. Youmust use other resourcesandcorrectlycite(suchas our text) when describingstatistical concepts.

Participants/Sampling Method:Describethesamplecollectedfor the study, as wellas thesamplingmethod.How wereyour participantsselected? Whois your population ofinterest? Ifyoudidasurvey,howmanywillyousurvey toensureyour targetsamplesize?Howdidyoucomeupwith that number?

What doyouexpectyour responseratetobe?Whatwas your samplesize? Howrepresentativeis thesampleofthepopulationunder study?

Procedures:How werethedatacollected?Was asurveyor questionnaire usedtocollectdata?Whataretheindependentand dependentvariables?How are thevariablesdefinedandmeasured?Arethevariablesnominal,ordinal,

interval, or ratiomeasurementscales?Are the datacollectedinawaythat avoids bias?Whatis your selectedalphalevel?

DataAnalysis:Whatstatistical testwas usedtoanalyze the data? Describe thestatisticaltest.Whatare therequirements?Did youmeetthose requirements?Describewhy your selected methodwas appropriatetoanswer


 

your research question.Makeupateststatistic value.Given thatvalue,doyou reject orfailtorejectthe nullhypothesis?Is your p< .05or p> .05(assuming alpha= .05)?

Results & Discussion:Didyour analysis answer your research question? Explain.Whatare thepractical implicationsofyour results?

References:Allreferences shouldbeincludedin APAformat.


 

 

Stepsfor Turnitin:

1.  Submit yourfinalprojecttoTurnitin byclickingon‘View/Completeunder

‘Final ProjectintheLearningHub.Followtheinstructionstoupload. Turnitinwillgenerate an OriginalityReport foryour work. Please note,it maytakeupto20+minutesfor it tocompletethereview.Youcanlogout andcomeback later,ifyoulike.Ifyouwait until thelast minute tosubmit, youmayexperiencegreaterdelays inreceivingyour originalityreport.

2.  Review your Originality Reportandevaluateyour work.  AttheMBAlevel, we are aimingforanindexnumberfrom Turnitin.combetween25-30%. Thatmeans that70-75% or your writtenworkis inyour ownwords.To earn themaxof 10points onthefinalproject for Turnitin,your OriginalityReportmust notexceed 30%.

3.  Onceyouhavefinalizedyour final project,uploadyourfinal project.You must upload aWorddocumentin Blackboardtoreceive credit for the finalproject.

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