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# Res 342 Research and Evaluation Ii /Complete Class

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RES 342 Research and Evaluation II /Complete Class

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Week 1
Res 342  Individual Assignment: Assignments from the E-Text
ane and Seward:
Chapter 8 – Chapter Exercises 8.48 and 8.64
Individual Assignment: Hypothesis Identification Article Analysis
Use the UOP Online Library or the Electronic Reading Reserve (ERR) to locate a peer-reviewed article that reports original research and pertains to a specific, stated hypothesis that was used to validate a research study. Use “major databases (eg – ProQuest)” in the Online Collection, and the key search words “research studies in” to obtain an article. You can select communication, finance, economics, marketing, technology, or other faculty approved topic for the research study.
Prepare a 350-700-word analysis of your selected article. Start by identifying and summarizing the hypothesis described in the article. Then explain whether the hypothesis was rejected or accepted, and what the implications of this finding are for the study.
Be sure to properly cite your article, and be prepared to discuss your analysis in class.
Discussion Questions
What are the steps espoused by the textbook (or instructor) for formal hypothesis testing? Explain why the sequence is important? What might happen if the hypothesis test is performed before the researcher has decided on the significance level?

Explain the difference between a left-tailed, two-tailed, and right-tailed test. When would we choose a two-tailed test? How can we tell the direction of the test by looking at a pair of hypothesis? How can we tell which direction (or no direction) to make the hypothesis by looking at the problem statement (research question)?

Explain the difference between the null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis. How is the null hypothesis chosen (why is it null)? What is the importance of rejecting the null hypothesis in relation of the sample to...