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Data Collection and Data Analysis Case

First, view the presentation titled Sampling in Research and read the Module 4 background materials. Then, please prepare 2- to 3-page paper (not including the cover sheet and bibliography) which addresses the following items:

  1. Select one of your quantitative research questions developed in Module 2 (or develop a new one) and use it here to guide your discussion of data collection.
    1. State your research question. Identify the quantitative methodology that is appropriate to use to conduct a study to answer your research question.
    2. Describe the data collection strategy(ies) you would use to collect data related to your research question. Please include a description of the surveys instruments, questionnaires, structured interviews, and/or existing records or other documents that you may use. Be very specific.
  2. Second, view the presentations titled Examples of Distributions and Descriptive Graphs and Levels of Measurement and Choosing the Correct Statistical Test and read the Module 4 background materials. Then, address the following RQ: Is there a significant difference in final grades of students who are team-taught and students who are not team-taught in the MAE504 course at Trident University?
    1. describe the research methodology best suited for this study
    2. variables that need to be measured (IVs, DVs, any covariates or mediating variables)
    3. the type of data each variable represents (categorical: ordinal or nominal; or continuous: interval or ratio)
    4. data collection methodology, and type of instrument(s) that may be used to collect data
    5. statistical tests most appropriate for data analysis (T-test, ANOVA, or simple regression analysis).

Assignment Expectations

To receive maximum credit, you must demonstrate understanding of context and purpose of the assignment by bringing all required elements (described above) to the discussion, and meeting additional expectations (described below).

Include at least three in-text references, preferably including one which is other than those provided in the assigned readings. Feel free to do additional research as necessary.

As Master’s-level students, it is expected that you develop strong skills for reviewing literature.

The Bibliography and overall paper must be formatted properly in APA format and style.

HINT: To ensure a well-organized paper, begin your discussion with an introduction (including purpose statement), and then include a section for each assignment task. Be sure to include appropriate headings for each section. Also, include a conclusion.

NOTE: If any weblink is not working, please report it to me immediately, and also include a website you have found in its stead.

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Drew, C. J., Hardman, M. L. & Hosp, J. L. (2008). Descriptive statistics. In Designing and conducting research in education(pp. 287-304). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

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