Individual Average Scores Descriptive Statistics Discussion Questions
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
We studied and discussed how to analyze and interpret research once we’ve collected our data this week. This is beneficial for a variety of reasons: 1. We learn how to run statistical tests, 2. we learn how to develop and interpret statistical tests, and 3. we learn how to analyze and assess tests run by other researchers.
Instructions: First, we’ll practice running descriptive statistical tests, then we’ll practice writing analyzed tests and interpreting analyzed data:
You will conduct a test for: in the first phase, using the excel worksheet provided. The three factors are: 1. central tendency, 2. shape, and 3. dispersion.
In the second portion, I’ll provide you two hypothetical research findings from which you might produce descriptive statistics results. You’ll need to complete the following tasks:
Write two sentences that explain the statistical tests’ findings.
Interpret and explain what the result of the central tendency, the shape of the distribution, and dispersion mean.
Section 1: Performing descriptive statistics on your own:
Download or upload the excel file to excellent sheets. For each participant, calculate an average score. Conduct three descriptive statistical tests based on these average results. One for determining central tendency, one for determining form, and one for determining dispersion.
Isabelle recently did a survey to determine the differences in mask-wearing habits in rural and urban places across the United States. Isabelle received a total of 100 survey responses (50 people from metropolitan areas and 50 people from rural areas). A 5-point Likert scale was used to ask the participants many questions.
The higher the number, the more likely you are to wear a mask.
Stanford Health Care engaged James and his colleagues to investigate how comfortable patients are with sharing health concerns to their doctors. They suspected that the patients were of different ages. As a result, James and his colleagues conducted a poll using a 1-to-7 Likert scale. The greater the number, the more
comfortable they are about sharing to their healthcare providers.
Section 2: Writing and interpreting statistical data:
Metropolitan Mean: 4.3 Rural Mean: 2.9 Metropolitan Skew: 0.8 Rural Skew: 0.3 Metropolitan Standard Deviation: 0.7 Rural Standard Deviation: 1.6 Metropolitan Standard Deviation: 0.7 Rural Standard Deviation: 1.6
322 completed surveys were received by James and his colleagues. The younger group consisted of 103 people aged 18 to 36. The middle group consisted of 127 people aged 37 to 55. The senior group consisted of 92 volunteers who ranged in age from 56 to 88. The following descriptive results were obtained:
OUTSIDE RESOURCES WERE NOT REQUIRED. Young Mean: 2.3 Middle Mean: 5.6 Elderly Mean: 6.3 Young Median: 2.1 Middle Median: 5.6 Elderly Median: 6.2 Young Standard Deviation: 0.4 Middle Standard Deviation: 2.1 Elderly Standard Deviation: 1.0
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