Article Critique: Chi-Square Test
The readings for this week focus on the concepts of z tests, t tests, and Chi-Square tests. In this discussion we will apply those concepts to the review and critique of a research article. For information on how to critique a research article, see the Coughlan et al. (2007) and UIS (n.d.) guides listed in the Required Readings for this week.
Read the following article:
· Apostolou, M. (2010). Parental choice: What parents want in a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law across 67 pre-industrial societies. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 695-704. doi: 10.1348/000712609X480634 (SEE ATTACHED FILE TITLE ; (SONINLAW)
In the body of your posting, include an overview of the following topics:
· Research question – State the research question for the study.
· Hypotheses – Provide written explanations for the null and alternative hypotheses for the study.
· Methods and Study Design – Describe the basic methods used, including the variables, sampling methods, data collection, etc.
· Data Analysis – Summarize the statistical tests conducted, the results obtained from each test, and conclusions regarding the hypotheses.
· Critique – Critique the results of the study, paying specific attention to the appropriateness of the analyses conducted, any biases or assumptions that were made, practical significance of the results, and recommendations for improving upon the study (methods or analyses).
· Summary – Provide a brief summary of the study’s findings in 2-3 sentences. Do not use any numbers or statistical terms, but provide a review that would make sense to someone who has not studied research methods or statistics.
Be sure to put information in your own words and cite accordingly. Must be at least 400 words.
Point Value: 4 Points
Point Value: 4 Points
Sukal, M. (2019). Research methods: Applying statistics in research. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Chapter 4: Applying z to Groups
Chapter 5: The t-test
Chapter 11: Nominal Data and Chi-Squared Tests: What Occurs vs. What is Expected
Apostolou, M. (2010). Parental choice: What parents want in a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law across 67 pre-industrial societies. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 695-704. doi: 10.1348/000712609X480634
Coughlan, M., Cronan, P., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: Quantitative research. British Journal of Nursing, 16 (11), 658-663. Retrieved from: http://www.unm.edu/~unmvclib/cascade/handouts/critiquingresearchpart1.pdf (Links to an external site.)
UIS. (n.d.). How to critique a journal article. Retrieved from https://otpod.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/jrnlcrtq.pdf (Links to an external site.)
Albert, J. (1996). An introduction to probability. Retrieved from http://www-math.bgsu.edu/~albert/m115/probability/outline.html (Links to an external site.)
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.
Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications & Chedd-Angier (Producers). (1989). Against all odds: Inside statistics. Available from http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html (Links to an external site.)
Cengage Learning (2005). Research Methods Workshops. Available from: http://www.wadsworth.com/psychology_d/templates/student_resources/workshops/resch_wrk.html (Links to an external site.)
Cengage Learning (2005). Statistics Workshops. Available from: http://www.wadsworth.com/psychology_d/templates/student_resources/workshops/stats_wrk.html (Links to an external site.)
Easton, V. J., & McColl, J. H. (1997). STEPS: Statistics Glossary v1.1. Retrieved from University of Glasgow Web site: Basic Definitions: http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/basic_definitions.html (Links to an external site.)
Easton, V. J., & McColl, J. H. (1997). STEPS: Statistics Glossary v1.1. Retrieved from University of Glasgow Web site: Categorical Data: http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/categorical_data.html (Links to an external site.)
Easton, V. J., & McColl, J. H. (1997). STEPS: Statistics Glossary v1.1. Retrieved from University of Glasgow Web site: Confidence Intervals: http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/confidence_intervals.html (Links to an external site.)
Easton, V. J., & McColl, J. H. (1997). STEPS: Statistics Glossary v1.1. Retrieved from University of Glasgow Web site: Hypothesis Testing:http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/hypothesis_testing.html (Links to an external site.)
Easton, V. J., & McColl, J. H. (1997). STEPS: Statistics Glossary v1.1. Retrieved from University of Glasgow Web site: Nonparametric Methods: http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/nonparametric.html (Links to an external site.)
Khan Academy (Producer). (2011). Statistics. Available from https://www.khanacademy.org/math/statistics-probability (Links to an external site.)
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