RES/710 Course Work
PreAssessment
As a doctoral practitioner, you will frequently leverage scholarly literature to advance your practice, inform organizational interventions, and to stay current on industry standards and trends. Regardless of the design and methodology used for your dissertation, as a practitioner you must possess a foundational understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your current knowledge of statistical concepts used in quantitative research.
1: True/False. The simplest and most straightforward measure of variation is the range.
2: A subset of cases selected from the total set of cases is referred to as the:
3: Which of the following are used to collect research data? (Select all that apply)
4: Which of the following is considered a level of measurement?
5: ____________ is a measure of central tendency that is obtained by adding up all of the scores and then dividing by the total number of scores.
6: Review the table below that includes data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2003. If the total number of military reserve personnel is 129,047, how many Blacks and Latinos are in the military reserve?
7: True/False: All hypotheses are derived from existing theories.
8: In a sample of 500 respondents, men account for 20% of all observations in the sample. What is the total number of females in the sample?
9: ____________ are procedures that help organize or describe data collected from a sample or population.
10: Statistical procedure can be divided into two major categories: ______ statistics and ______ statistics.
11: Sharon F. proposed the following hypothesis: Geographically contiguous countries should experience higher rates of migration than noncontiguous countries. Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and the unit of analysis in Sharon’s hypothesis.
12: John Q. is interested in researching the work habits of young adults. He hypothesizes that individuals who married in their twenties tend to work an average of 5 hours more per week than individuals who were not married in their twenties. What are the independent and dependent variables in John’s study?
13: To calculate the _____________, subtract the lowest score from the highest score.
14: Calculate the value of the mean for the distribution reported in the table below.
15: Making assumptions and selecting the sampling distribution are steps involved in:
16: A null hypothesis is symbolized as:
17: Consider the information provided in the table below. Do a higher percentage of whites or blacks have five or more children?
18: Identify the null hypothesis for the following research hypothesis: There will be a correlation at the .05 level between students’ selfefficacy scores on the SelfEfficacy Reporting Instrument (SERI) and successful first course completion.
19: True/False: Probability can be calculated as the number of times an event will occur divided by the total number of events.
20: ____________ is defined as the total set of individuals, objects, groups, or events in which a researcher is interested.
As a doctoral practitioner, you will frequently leverage scholarly literature to advance your practice, inform organizational interventions, and to stay current on industry standards and trends. Regardless of the design and methodology used for your dissertation, as a practitioner you must possess a foundational understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your current knowledge of statistical concepts used in quantitative research.
1: True/False. The simplest and most straightforward measure of variation is the range.
2: A subset of cases selected from the total set of cases is referred to as the:
3: Which of the following are used to collect research data? (Select all that apply)
4: Which of the following is considered a level of measurement?
5: ____________ is a measure of central tendency that is obtained by adding up all of the scores and then dividing by the total number of scores.
6: Review the table below that includes data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2003. If the total number of military reserve personnel is 129,047, how many Blacks and Latinos are in the military reserve?
7: True/False: All hypotheses are derived from existing theories.
8: In a sample of 500 respondents, men account for 20% of all observations in the sample. What is the total number of females in the sample?
9: ____________ are procedures that help organize or describe data collected from a sample or population.
10: Statistical procedure can be divided into two major categories: ______ statistics and ______ statistics.
11: Sharon F. proposed the following hypothesis: Geographically contiguous countries should experience higher rates of migration than noncontiguous countries. Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and the unit of analysis in Sharon’s hypothesis.
12: John Q. is interested in researching the work habits of young adults. He hypothesizes that individuals who married in their twenties tend to work an average of 5 hours more per week than individuals who were not married in their twenties. What are the independent and dependent variables in John’s study?
13: To calculate the _____________, subtract the lowest score from the highest score.
14: Calculate the value of the mean for the distribution reported in the table below.
15: Making assumptions and selecting the sampling distribution are steps involved in:
16: A null hypothesis is symbolized as:
17: Consider the information provided in the table below. Do a higher percentage of whites or blacks have five or more children?
18: Identify the null hypothesis for the following research hypothesis: There will be a correlation at the .05 level between students’ selfefficacy scores on the SelfEfficacy Reporting Instrument (SERI) and successful first course completion.
19: True/False: Probability can be calculated as the number of times an event will occur divided by the total number of events.
20: ____________ is defined as the total set of individuals, objects, groups, or events in which a researcher is interested.
Week 1 Graded Problems and Exercises
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
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Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
 Ch. 1: Chapter Exercises 2, 3, 4, and 6
 Ch. 2: SPSS® Problems 1, 2, 4, and 5
 Note: You must install SPSS® on your computer and download the appropriate dataset to complete these problems.
 Ch. 2: Chapter Exercises 1, 2, 4, 8, and 12
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Week 2 Graded Problems and Exercises
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
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Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
 Ch. 3: SPSS® Exercises 2, 3, and 5
 Ch. 3: Chapter Exercises 2, 5, 6, 8, and 12
 Ch. 4: SPSS® Problems 1, 2, and 4
 Ch. 4: Chapter Exercises 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12
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Examining the Scholarly Literature
Review the following articles included in the link provided:
Examine the table on p. 398 of Ueno (2010) and describe the age distribution for each sample.
Include your answers in a Microsoft® Word® document.
Review the following articles included in the link provided:
 RamirezValles, J., Kuhns, L. M., Campbell, R. T., & Diaz, R. M. (2010). Social integration and health: Community involvement, stigmatized identities, and sexual risk in Latino sexual minorities. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51(1), 3047.
 Ueno, K. (2010). Mental health differences between young adults with and without samesex contact: A simultaneous examination of underlying mechanisms. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51(4), 391407.
 Identify the research question.
 Identify a dependent variable and an independent variable.
 Provide an example of a descriptive and an inferential statistic.
Examine the table on p. 398 of Ueno (2010) and describe the age distribution for each sample.
Include your answers in a Microsoft® Word® document.
Week 3 Graded Problems and Exercises
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
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Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
 Ch. 5: SPSS® Problems 1 and 2
 Ch. 5: Chapter Exercises 2, 4, 5, 8, and 12
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Examining Applied Methodology
Identify a highlevel topic of relevance (i.e., an opportunity for improvement) within your discipline that is supported by published empirical research (published within the past five years). Examples include:
Select one intervention that you believe has affected a level of positive change in your organization or discipline.
Locate a peerreviewed article that employed a quantitative methodology to establish a basis of research for your selected intervention.
Identify the following components within your selected article:
Identify a highlevel topic of relevance (i.e., an opportunity for improvement) within your discipline that is supported by published empirical research (published within the past five years). Examples include:
 Student Retention (Education)
 Patient Satisfaction (Healthcare)
 Disruptive Innovation (Business)
 Corporate Social Responsibility (Management)
Select one intervention that you believe has affected a level of positive change in your organization or discipline.
Locate a peerreviewed article that employed a quantitative methodology to establish a basis of research for your selected intervention.
Identify the following components within your selected article:
 APA Citation
 Research Question
 Hypotheses
 Variables
 Sample Population
 Data Collection/Instrumentation
 Descriptive Statistics Procedure(s)
 Inferential Statistics Procedure(s)
 Summary of Findings
Week 4 Graded Problems and Exercises
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
 Ch. 6: Chapter Exercises 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12
 Ch. 7: SPSS® Problem 2
 Ch. 7: Chapter Exercises 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12
MockPseudoStudy Proposal
For this assignment, you will use the highlevel topic and intervention from your Week 4 assignment to propose a mock pseudostudy for your current organization or an organizational context relevant to your program discipline. This pseudostudy will allow you to demonstrate your capacity for engaging in quantitative research methods and performing specific statistical procedures.
Consider the current research on your topic and its applicability to your organizational context. Use this to conceptualize a specific research focus for your mock pseudostudy.
Note: You may select an existing research focus/topic for this assignment, but it must apply specifically to your organizational context. You are not expected to conduct original research for this assignment. However, you are encouraged to challenge your abilities.
Propose the following items for your pseudostudy:
For this assignment, you will use the highlevel topic and intervention from your Week 4 assignment to propose a mock pseudostudy for your current organization or an organizational context relevant to your program discipline. This pseudostudy will allow you to demonstrate your capacity for engaging in quantitative research methods and performing specific statistical procedures.
Consider the current research on your topic and its applicability to your organizational context. Use this to conceptualize a specific research focus for your mock pseudostudy.
Note: You may select an existing research focus/topic for this assignment, but it must apply specifically to your organizational context. You are not expected to conduct original research for this assignment. However, you are encouraged to challenge your abilities.
Propose the following items for your pseudostudy:
 Research Question
 Hypotheses:
 Null and Research
 Variables (independent and dependent)
 Levels of Measurement
 Sample Population
 Sample Size
 Descriptive Statistics
OneSample T Test Exercise
Employees in your organization have continually expressed interest in learning more about financial planning for retirement. In response to these requests, your organization's executive leadership team has asked you to participate in an initiative to help educate employees. Given your experience with research and statistics, you have been asked to research current trends in 401k investments to help inform the initiative.
According to your research findings, the average national 401k investment is 12%. For the purpose of this initiative, your goal is to determine how the 401k contributions of the employees in your organization compare to the national average. To accomplish this, you gather information from a single sample of employees (N = 300) in your organization to determine an average annual 401k investment.
For this assignment, you will perform statistical hypothesis testing on a single sample of employees in your organization to determine how they compare to the national average.
Use the Week 6 OneSample T Test Exercise template to complete this assignment.
Employees in your organization have continually expressed interest in learning more about financial planning for retirement. In response to these requests, your organization's executive leadership team has asked you to participate in an initiative to help educate employees. Given your experience with research and statistics, you have been asked to research current trends in 401k investments to help inform the initiative.
According to your research findings, the average national 401k investment is 12%. For the purpose of this initiative, your goal is to determine how the 401k contributions of the employees in your organization compare to the national average. To accomplish this, you gather information from a single sample of employees (N = 300) in your organization to determine an average annual 401k investment.
For this assignment, you will perform statistical hypothesis testing on a single sample of employees in your organization to determine how they compare to the national average.
Use the Week 6 OneSample T Test Exercise template to complete this assignment.
IndependentSamples T Test Exercise
In Week 6, you compared the annual 401k contributions of employees at ABC, Inc. to the average national 401k investment. For the next phase of your employer's educational initiative, you plan to examine the differences in annual 401k contributions between men and women in your organization.
For this assignment, you will perform statistical hypothesis testing on two population parameters to determine how they differ.
Use the Week 7 IndependentSamples T Test Exercise template to complete this assignment.
In Week 6, you compared the annual 401k contributions of employees at ABC, Inc. to the average national 401k investment. For the next phase of your employer's educational initiative, you plan to examine the differences in annual 401k contributions between men and women in your organization.
For this assignment, you will perform statistical hypothesis testing on two population parameters to determine how they differ.
Use the Week 7 IndependentSamples T Test Exercise template to complete this assignment.
Week 7 Graded Problems and Exercises
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
Complete the FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) SPSS® problems and chapter exercises listed below.
 Ch. 8: SPSS® Problems 2 and 4
 Ch. 8: Chapter Exercises 10, 12, and 13
Mock PseudoStudy Application
For this assignment, you will finalize your mock pseudostudy by:
For this assignment, you will finalize your mock pseudostudy by:
 Implementing changes based on previous instructor feedback;
 Generating mock data;
 Running descriptive statistics on your mock data using SPSS®;
 Summarizing the results of your descriptive procedures;
 Identifying an inferential test to further investigate your research question;
 Justifying the appropriateness of your inferential test;
 Running the inferential test in SPSS;
 Analyzing the test output; and
 Reflecting on the process.
Learning Assessment
Repeat the 20 question learning assessment from Week 1. You will have 60 minutes and one attempt to complete the assessment. You will be graded based on completion, not the number of right/wrong responses.
1: True/False. The simplest and most straightforward measure of variation is the range.
2: A subset of cases selected from the total set of cases is referred to as the:
3: Which of the following are used to collect research data? (Select all that apply)
4: Which of the following is considered a level of measurement?
5: ____________ is a measure of central tendency that is obtained by adding up all of the scores and then dividing by the total number of scores.
6: Review the table below that includes data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2003. If the total number of military reserve personnel is 129,047, how many Blacks and Latinos are in the military reserve?
7: True/False: All hypotheses are derived from existing theories.
8: In a sample of 500 respondents, men account for 20% of all observations in the sample. What is the total number of females in the sample?
9: ____________ are procedures that help organize or describe data collected from a sample or population.
10: Statistical procedure can be divided into two major categories: ______ statistics and ______ statistics.
11: Sharon F. proposed the following hypothesis: Geographically contiguous countries should experience higher rates of migration than noncontiguous countries. Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and the unit of analysis in Sharon’s hypothesis.
12: John Q. is interested in researching the work habits of young adults. He hypothesizes that individuals who married in their twenties tend to work an average of 5 hours more per week than individuals who were not married in their twenties. What are the independent and dependent variables in John’s study?
13: To calculate the _____________, subtract the lowest score from the highest score.
14: Calculate the value of the mean for the distribution reported in the table below.
15: Making assumptions and selecting the sampling distribution are steps involved in:
16: A null hypothesis is symbolized as:
17: Consider the information provided in the table below. Do a higher percentage of whites or blacks have five or more children?
18: Identify the null hypothesis for the following research hypothesis: There will be a correlation at the .05 level between students’ selfefficacy scores on the SelfEfficacy Reporting Instrument (SERI) and successful first course completion.
19: True/False: Probability can be calculated as the number of times an event will occur divided by the total number of events.
20: ____________ is defined as the total set of individuals, objects, groups, or events in which a researcher is interested.
Repeat the 20 question learning assessment from Week 1. You will have 60 minutes and one attempt to complete the assessment. You will be graded based on completion, not the number of right/wrong responses.
1: True/False. The simplest and most straightforward measure of variation is the range.
2: A subset of cases selected from the total set of cases is referred to as the:
3: Which of the following are used to collect research data? (Select all that apply)
4: Which of the following is considered a level of measurement?
5: ____________ is a measure of central tendency that is obtained by adding up all of the scores and then dividing by the total number of scores.
6: Review the table below that includes data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2003. If the total number of military reserve personnel is 129,047, how many Blacks and Latinos are in the military reserve?
7: True/False: All hypotheses are derived from existing theories.
8: In a sample of 500 respondents, men account for 20% of all observations in the sample. What is the total number of females in the sample?
9: ____________ are procedures that help organize or describe data collected from a sample or population.
10: Statistical procedure can be divided into two major categories: ______ statistics and ______ statistics.
11: Sharon F. proposed the following hypothesis: Geographically contiguous countries should experience higher rates of migration than noncontiguous countries. Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and the unit of analysis in Sharon’s hypothesis.
12: John Q. is interested in researching the work habits of young adults. He hypothesizes that individuals who married in their twenties tend to work an average of 5 hours more per week than individuals who were not married in their twenties. What are the independent and dependent variables in John’s study?
13: To calculate the _____________, subtract the lowest score from the highest score.
14: Calculate the value of the mean for the distribution reported in the table below.
15: Making assumptions and selecting the sampling distribution are steps involved in:
16: A null hypothesis is symbolized as:
17: Consider the information provided in the table below. Do a higher percentage of whites or blacks have five or more children?
18: Identify the null hypothesis for the following research hypothesis: There will be a correlation at the .05 level between students’ selfefficacy scores on the SelfEfficacy Reporting Instrument (SERI) and successful first course completion.
19: True/False: Probability can be calculated as the number of times an event will occur divided by the total number of events.
20: ____________ is defined as the total set of individuals, objects, groups, or events in which a researcher is interested.
All Papers
This includes all the papers listed above.
This includes all the papers listed above.
Course Discussion Questions
Listed below are all Discussion Questions for the course.
Listed below are all Discussion Questions for the course.
Ch. 1 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Ch. 2 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Stafford (2006): Reliability and Validity Read the chapters on reliability and validity in Stafford (2006), Testing and Measurement.

The Role of Statistics in Business DecisionMaking

Week 1 Graded Discussion
Provide a substantive response that addresses all areas of the discussion below. FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) depict the research process as a fivestage iterative process (Ch. 1, Figure 1.1). Discuss how theory informs and is informed by:

Ch. 3 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Ch. 4 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Measuring Central Tendency and Variability

Week 2 Video Resources Review the following video resources related to this week's topic areas:

Week 2 Graded Discussion
Provide a substantive response that addresses all areas of the item below. Defining and explaining complex concepts using your own words is critical to developing an understanding of statistics. Discuss the following items using your own words to convey your understanding. Include examples, when necessary.

Week 2 Graded Application
You have been asked to provide a salary recommendation for a new position in your organization. To inform your recommendation, you conduct a search of job postings from the past 12 months to determine an appropriate salary range that reflects current industry standards (Table 1). Table 1 Employer Salary Range Employer A $62,000  $78,000 Employer B $60,000  $70,000 Employer C $62,500  $75,000 Employer D $62,000  $72,000 Employer E $65,000  $75,000 Employer F $60,000  $70,000 Employer G $61,250  $68,000 Employer H $65,000  $75,000 Employer I $60,500  $70,000 Employer J $64,000  $78,000 Use the data from Table 1 to calculate:

Ch. 5 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018

Week 3 Video Resources Review the following video resources related to this week's topic areas:

Chapter 5 Slide Presentation Please use these slides to supplement your understanding of the reading. You are welcome to start a discussion about your key learning points from the presentation

Week 3 Graded Application #1
Organizations frequently leverage standard deviation measurements to inform a variety of business decisions. For example, financial planners often evaluate the standard deviation of a potential investment to determine its associated risk. Research the practical applications of standard deviation in your discipline. Provide a relevant example from your discipline that demonstrates how standard deviation might be used to inform organizational processes or decisions. Be sure to include:

Week 3 Graded Application #2
You have been asked to present a summary of your research findings to a group of stakeholders in your organization who have no experience with statistics. To ensure comprehension, you must present your findings in a manner that your audience will understand. Write a 150 to 200word summary that explains the frequency distribution of your research data. To complete this task you must:

Ch. 6 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Ch. 7 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Obtaining a Suitable Sample

Week 4 Video ResourcesReview the following video resources related to this week's topic areas:

Week 4 Graded Discussion
Provide a substantive response that addresses all areas of the item below. FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018) noted that the precision of a confidence interval can be enhanced by increasing the sample size.

Week 4 Graded Application
Provide a substantive response that addresses all areas of the item below. Your organization has asked you to estimate the proportion of current employees who expect to retire by the age of 65. Develop an appropriate sampling frame and sampling approach to facilitate this task. Note: Your sample must be random. Outline the data collection process you would employ. Additionally, provide a substantive response to the following questions:

Ch. 13 and 14 of Burdess (2010)

Hypothesis Testing

Week 5 Video Resources Review the following video resources related to this week's topic areas:

Week 5 Graded Application
Identify two researchable problems related to your discipline. Provide a brief summary of each problem to establish its context and relevance. Prepare a null hypothesis (H0) and a research hypothesis (H1) for each problem based on the following conditions:

Discuss the type of information that a onesample ttest can provide a researcher. What conclusions can be drawn from sample ttest results?

Discuss the assumptions associated with hypothesis testing. How can these assumptions affect the quality and/or results of a study?

Ch. 15 of Burdess (2010)
Read Ch. 15 in Burdess (2010), Starting Statistics: A Short, Clear Guide. 
Ch. 8 of FrankfortNachmias and LeonGuerrero (2018)

Week 6 Video ResourcesReview the following video resources related to this week's topic areas:

Discuss the assumptions of a ttest. What options do researchers have if they discover the data set does not meet the assumptions of the ttest?

Discuss the type of information that a onesample ttest can provide a researcher. What conclusions can be drawn from sample ttest results?

Ch. 16 of Burdess (2010) Read Ch. 16 in Burdess (2010), Starting Statistics: A Short, Clear Guide.

What factors would lead a researcher to run an ANOVA rather than multiple ttests?

Describe the different tests a researcher can perform with a combination of categorical and interval variables. What factors might influence test selection?

Discuss how you will use the knowledge gained from this course in your current profession? In your dissertation planning?

Week 8 Supplemental ReadingThe reading listed below have been selected to supplement the Week 8 content
