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Week 1 – Assignment: Examine Statistical Analysis Within the Context of a Dissertation Topic
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For this assignment, you first will identify a topic of interest that you might want to pursue research. You are not tied to this topic when you reach the dissertation sequence, but it should be a topic that you find interesting now and also relates to your program and specialization.
Next, conduct a literature search using the NCU library to locate two quantitative studies examining your selected topic and in which the authors present statistical findings.
Once you have located your articles, you will prepare a short paper using the following format:
Introduction to the selected topic of interest
Brief summary of first article
Include research question(s) and hypotheses, and general findings.
Brief summary of second article
Include research question(s) and hypotheses, and general findings
Include statistical tests used.
Specifically, compare and contrast the two articles, assessing the types of statistical methods and analysis used.
Assess what approach you might take if you were to conduct a study in this topic area.
Length: 3 to 5 pages not including title page and reference page.
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy
Introduction to Business Statistics (7th ed.)
NCU School of Business Best Practice Guide for Quantitative Research Design and Methods in Dissertations