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Complex ANOVA, ANCOVA, Or MANOVA Proposal

This written assignment is based on the work conducted in the “Complex ANOVA, ANCOVA, or MANOVA” discussion forum. Based on this initial work, feedback received, and additional research, students should submit a basic research proposal that calls for the use of a complex ANOVA, ANCOVA, or MANOVA.

The paper should be APA formatted as a research proposal, and contain approximately 990-1320 words of content. Include a title page, and a reference page that includes any resources utilized.

Please include the following in the research proposal:

1. Introduction (1-2 paragraphs)

Present the research question of interest.

Explain how the chosen statistical test applies to this research question.

Provide the statistical notation and written explanations for the null and alternative hypotheses.

2. Methods (1 paragraph)

Participants

List how many participants will be selected.

Identify who will be the participants and their major demographic characteristics (e.g., sex, age, etc.).

Explain how participants will be selected for the study.

3. Procedures (1-2 paragraphs)

Identify the variables in the study.

Describe each variable’s scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio) and characteristics (i.e., discrete vs. continuous, qualitative vs. categorical, etc.).

Provide an operational definition for each variable, explaining how the variables will be measured.

4. Results (2-3 paragraphs)

Describe the statistical test that will be conducted. Be sure to include why the test was chosen and why it is appropriate for this study. Include in the discussion the necessary assumptions that should be met for the chosen test and how these will be addressed.

Identify the information that will be obtained from the results of this test and what will be needed to draw conclusions regarding the hypotheses. Be sure to include a discussion of applicable critical and calculated values, p levels, confidence intervals, effect sizes, post-hoc tests, and/or tables.

5. Discussion (1 paragraph)

Identify any expected biases, assumptions, or faults with the proposed study and the use of the identified statistical test.

Explain what conclusions can and cannot be made for this study, and using this statistical test.

Describe the practical significance or importance of the results.

Description: This written assignment is based on the work conducted in the “Complex ANOVA, ANCOVA, or MANOVA” discussion forum. Based on this initial work, feedback received, and additional research, students should submit a basic research proposal that calls for the use of a complex ANOVA, ANCOVA, or MANOVA. Please include the following in the research proposal: • Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) o Present the research question of interest. o Explain how the chosen statistical test applies to this research question. o Provide the statistical notation and written explanations for the null and alternative hypotheses. • Methods o Participants (1 paragraph) o List how many participants will be selected. o Identify who will be the participants and their major demographic characteristics (e.g., sex, age, etc.). o Explain how participants will be selected for the study. • Procedures (1-2 paragraphs) o Identify the variables in the study. o Describe each variable’s scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio) and characteristics (i.e., discrete vs. continuous, qualitative vs. categorical, etc.). o Provide an operational definition for each variable, explaining how the variables will be measured. • Results (2-3 paragraphs) o Describe the statistical test that will be conducted. Be sure to include why the test was chosen and why it is appropriate for this study. Include in the discussion the necessary assumptions that should be met for the chosen test and how these will be addressed. o Identify the information that will be obtained from the results of this test and what will be needed to draw conclusions regarding the hypotheses. Be sure to include a discussion of applicable critical and calculated values, p levels, confidence intervals, effect sizes, post-hoc tests, and/or tables. • Discussion (1 paragraph) o Identify any expected biases, assumptions, or faults with the proposed study and the use of the identified statistical test. o Explain what conclusions can and cannot be made for this study, and using this statistical test. o Describe the practical significance or importance of the results. The paper should be APA formatted as a research proposal, and approximately 990-1320 words (or 3-4 pages) of content. Include a title page, and a reference page that includes any resources utilized.

Total Possible Score: 7.00

Introduction section includes all of the following: • Appropriate research question. • Explanation of how chosen test applies to research question. • Clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Total: 1.00

Comprehensively describes the following: an appropriate research question, explanation of chosen test’s appropriateness, and clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Fully describes the following: an appropriate research question, explanation of chosen test’s appropriateness, and clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Adequately describes the following: an appropriate research question, explanation of chosen test’s appropriateness, and clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Minimally describes the following: an appropriate research question, explanation of chosen test’s appropriateness, and clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Does not describe the following: an appropriate research question, explanation of chosen test’s appropriateness, or clear and appropriate hypotheses.

Methods section includes all of the following: • Participants o Appropriate number of participants. o Identification of participants and their demographic characteristics. o Accurate description of an appropriate sampling procedure. • Procedures o Variables are correctly identified. o Variables are correctly described in terms of scale of measurement and characteristics. o Operational definitions are appropriate and explain how the variables will be measured.

Total: 1.50

Comprehensively describes the following: appropriate number of participants, identification of participants’ characteristics, appropriate sampling procedure, and correctly identified, described, and defined variables.

Fully describes the following: appropriate number of participants, identification of participants’ characteristics, appropriate sampling procedure, and correctly identified, described, and defined variables.

Adequately describes the following: appropriate number of participants, identification of participants’ characteristics, appropriate sampling procedure, and correctly identified, described, and defined variables.

Minimally describes the following: appropriate number of participants, identification of participants’ characteristics, appropriate sampling procedure, and correctly identified, described, and defined variables.

Does not describe the following: appropriate number of participants, identification of participants’ characteristics, appropriate sampling procedure, and correctly identified, described, and defined variables.

Results section includes all of the following: • Statistical tests are accurately described and appropriately chosen. • Information obtained from the results is correctly identified and explained in relation to the research question.

Total: 1.50

Comprehensively describes an appropriately chosen statistical test for the research question, as well as what information will be obtained from the test and how decisions will be made regarding the hypotheses.

Fully describes an appropriately chosen statistical test for the research question, as well as what information will be obtained from the test and how decisions will be made regarding the hypotheses.

Adequately describes an appropriately chosen statistical test for the research question, as well as what information will be obtained from the test and how decisions will be made regarding the hypotheses.

Minimally describes an appropriately chosen statistical test for the research question, as well as what information will be obtained from the test and how decisions will be made regarding the hypotheses.

Does not describe an appropriately chosen statistical test for the research question, as well as what information will be obtained from the test and how decisions will be made regarding the hypotheses.

Discussion section includes all of the following: • Biases, assumptions, or faults are correctly identified. • Explanations of conclusions are accurate. • Practical significance or importance of results is described.

Total: 1.00

Comprehensively describes biases, assumptions, or faults of the design, as well as what conclusions can be made and practical significance of results.

Fully describes biases, assumptions, or faults of the design, as well as what conclusions can be made and practical significance of results.

Adequately describes biases, assumptions, or faults of the design, as well as what conclusions can be made and practical significance of results.

Minimally describes biases, assumptions, or faults of the design, as well as what conclusions can be made and practical significance of results.

Does not describe biases, assumptions, or faults of the design, as well as what conclusions can be made and practical significance of results.

Writing and Organization

Total: 1.00

Demonstrates exemplary clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, flawless mechanics, and precise APA formatting.

Demonstrates effective clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, proper mechanics, and correct APA formatting.

Demonstrates adequate clarity and organization. The paper contains a clear thesis statement, adequate mechanics, and mostly correct APA formatting.

Demonstrates some clarity and organization. The paper contains an unclear thesis statement, poor mechanics, and improper APA formatting.

Lacking clarity and organization. The paper lacks a thesis statement, effective mechanics, and proper APA formatting.

Research

Total: 1.00

Demonstrates exemplary critical analysis of the research materials. The student comprehensively uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Demonstrates effective critical analysis of the research materials. The student fully uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Demonstrates adequate critical analysis of the research materials. The student adequately uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Demonstrates some critical analysis of the research materials. The student partially uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Lacking critical analysis of the research materials. The student fails to use varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making

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