Psychological statistic – m1a3 research design questions

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.

References: 

Feist, Jess, and Gregory Feist. Theories of Personality, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2008. VitalBook file.  Retrieved from:  http://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/books/007-7376714/id/ch01

Feist, Jess, and Gregory Feist. Theories of Personality, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2008. VitalBook file.  Retrieved from:  http://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/books/007-7376714/id/ch02

Feist, Jess, and Gregory Feist. Theories of Personality, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2008. VitalBook file.  Retrieved from:  http://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/books/007-7376714/id/ch03