Assignment 3: Research Design Questions
Suppose you were going to create your own study to examine what course-delivery format (online, blended, or face-to-face) leads to the best performance in a psychological statistics class. In a paper identify the following for your study:What is your research question?What is your hypothesis (both null and alternate)?Is this a qualitative or quantitative design (based on type of variable collected) and why?Is this a descriptive, correlational or experimental design and why?What would be an example of a variable for this study that could be measured on a nominal scale? Ordinal scale? Interval scale? Ratio scale?Once you have collected your data, would you use inferential or descriptive statistics and why?Create a sample frequency distribution for one of the variables. Choose either a simple or grouped frequency distribution and explain your choice.
By Monday, August 31, 2015 , deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Identified an appropriate research question3Correctly identified the null and alternative hypotheses.6Explained whether your study would be classified as a qualitative or quantitative design and why.6Explained whether your study would be classified as a descriptive, correlational or experimental design and why.10Provided an example of a variable for this study that could be measure on a nominal scale, ordinal scale, interval scale, and ratio scale.13Explained whether inferential or descriptive statistics would be used to analyze the data collected and why.6Created a sample frequency distribution for one of the variables. Selected either a simple or grouped frequency distribution and explained choice.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.16Total: 80