Data Analysis and Interpretation
Write a 23 page paper that analyzes and interprets the data collected from the research project.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Ethics in Research
Ensuring that research complies with the basic principles of ethical research is of utmost importance. We must always take measures to protect participants from harm and maintain confidentiality. Use your textbook to read the following chapter and learn the critical steps that are necessary to ensure that your research complies with the ethical standards.
Salkind, N. J. (2017). Exploring research (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.
Chapter 3B, “The Importance of Practicing Ethics in Research,” pages 6471.
Complete Ethical Standards in Research and Writing in the Learn tab of the Quick Guide of Academic Writer to learn about complying with ethical and legal principles in research and writing.
The next step in your research project is analyzing the data you collected. In previous courses, you wrote statistical results for several of your assessments. For this assessment, you will do the same for the variables that you have selected. Analyzing the data will help you determine the success of your study and help you make meaning of your information.
In a 23 page paper, address the following points.
Explain the statistical measures you used to analyze your data.
Be sure that you report your findings in APA style.
Describe your statistical findings, including statistical significance and influence of effect size.
Be sure to format your data in APA style.
Interpret your statistical findings using common language.
Submit your paper as your deliverable for assessment.
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.
You may find the following walkthrough videos helpful as you gather and analyze data for your research project:
Microsoft Excel How to Get the Analytic Add-on.
Microsoft Excel How to Use Descriptive Statistics.
Microsoft Excel How to Do T-Tests.
Microsoft Excel ANOVA.
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