Assignment 2: t Tests in Practice (due in 24hrs)
The practice of quantitative research not only involves statistical calculations and formulas but also involves the understanding of statistical techniques related to real world applications. You might not become a quantitative researcher nor use statistical methods in your profession, but as a consumer, citizen, and scholar-practitioner, it will be important for you to become a critical consumer of research, which will empower you to read, interpret, and evaluate the strength of claims made in scholarly material and daily news.
For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to t tests.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Search for and select a quantitative article specific to your discipline and related to t tests. – Attached herewith
Lei, W., Hinrichs, K. T., Prieto, L., & Black, J. A. (2010). The effect of followers’ behavior on leader efficacy. Journal of Business & Management, 16(2), 139-151.
For this Assignment:
Write a 2.5-page critique of the article. In your critique, include responses to the following:
- Why did the authors use this t test?
- Do you think it’s the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
- Did the authors display the data?
- Do the results stand alone? Why or why not?
Use proper APA format, citations, and referencing for your analysis, research questions
Rubric: Critique of the article
Paper provides a clear, 2.5-page critique of the article that displays the week’s assigned statistical test. The critique includes detailed responses to all of the following (a) the authors’ use of the particular test, (b) the extent to which the test was an appropriate choice to address the research question(s) of the study, (c) the authors’ appropriate use of visual data (if visual displays were provided), and (d) the extent to which the article results stand alone.
Overall, the paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of the test and its application.
Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA Style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate-level writing style. Paper contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary sources expected/required for the assignment.