What did the data say?

Details:

The DNP must have a basic understanding of statistical measurements and how they apply within the parameters of data management and analytics. This assignment will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of basic statistical tests and how to choose the appropriate test for the study being performed. You will also discuss the reliability and validity factors associated with the data sources used.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Use at least two additional scholarly research sources published within the last 5 years. Provide citations and references for all sources used.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

The purpose of this assignment is to write a paper including a comparison table. The table will be provided as an appendix to the final paper.

Using the GCU Library, locate three quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles related to your DPI topic. You may reuse articles from Topic 1 assignment.

Using the “Comparative Table Template,” create a table that compares quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles. Provide the table as an appendix to the paper.

Organize the table according to the following.

  1. Type of article.
  2. Title of the article.
  3. Type of analysis: Describe the process of analysis. There can be more than one.
  4. Applicability of test: Describe other analyses that could be used and why?
  5. Reliability and validity: Describe either the reliability and validity measures of tools used in the study or the techniques used to enhance reliability and validity in the study.

Write a 1,000 to 1,250 word paper discussing the application of data analysis, reliability and validity, and assorted statistical tests used in health related research. Include the following in your paper:

  1. State the types of study used in each article.
  2. Discuss the types of statistical tests used within each article and why they have been chosen.
  3. Discuss the applicability of the chosen statistical test and why the statistical test was chosen.
  4. Discuss the differences between parametric and nonparametric tests and how they were applied in the articles you chose.
  5. Evaluate how the factors of reliability and validity are accounted for in the articles (of instruments and surveys or in the design and data collection conducted).
  6. Summarize how the chosen studies could be applied within the context of your practice.

Apply Rubrics

What Are the Data Saying?

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Unsatisfactory
0.00%

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Less than Satisfactory
74.00%

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Satisfactory
79.00%

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Good
97.00%

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Excellent
100.00%

70.0 %Content

10.0 %Comparison Table: Table Compares Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Articles

A comparison table is not included.

A comparison table is incomplete or incorrect.

A comparison table is included but lacks details.

A comparison is complete and includes sufficient detail.

A comparison is complete. The comparison is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Types of Study

A statement of the types of studies used in each article is not included.

A statement of the types of studies used in each article is incomplete or incorrect.

A statement of the types of studies used in each article is included but lacks detail.

A statement of the types of studies used in each article is complete and includes sufficient detail.

A statement of the types of studies used in each article is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Statistical Tests

A discussion of the types of statistical tests and why they were chosen in each article is not included.

A discussion of the types of statistical tests and why they were chosen in each article is incomplete or incorrect.

A discussion of the types of statistical tests and why they were chosen in each article is included but lacks detail.

A discussion of the types of statistical tests and why they were chosen in each article is complete and includes sufficient detail.

A discussion of the types of statistical tests and why they were chosen in each article is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Parametric vs. Nonparametric Tests

A discussion of the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests and the types applied in the articles is not included.

A discussion of the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests and the types applied in the articles is incomplete or incorrect.

A discussion of the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests and the types applied in the articles is included but lacks detail.

A discussion of the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests is present. Discussion of the types applied in the articles is complete and includes sufficient detail.

A discussion of the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests is clearly present. Discussion of the types applied in the articles is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Applicability of Statistical Tests

A discussion of the applicability and justification of the chosen statistical test in each article is not included.

A discussion of the applicability and justification of the chosen statistical test in each article is incomplete or incorrect.

A discussion of the applicability and justification of the chosen statistical test in each article is included but lacks detail.

A discussion of the applicability and justification of the chosen statistical test in each article is complete and includes sufficient detail.

A discussion of the applicability and justification of the chosen statistical test in each article is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Evaluation of Reliability and Validity Factors

An evaluation of the reliability and validity factors and how they are accounted for in the articles is not included.

An evaluation of the reliability and validity factors and how they are accounted for in the articles is incomplete or incorrect.

An evaluation of the reliability and validity factors and how they are accounted for in the articles is included but lacks supporting details.

An evaluation of the reliability and validity factors and how they are accounted for in the articles is complete and includes supporting details

An evaluation of the reliability and validity factors and how they are accounted for in the articles is extremely thorough, with substantial supporting detail.

10.0 %Summary

A summary of how the chosen studies could be applied in practice is not included.

A summary of how the chosen studies could be applied in practice is incomplete or incorrect.

A summary of how the chosen studies could be applied in practice is included but lacks supporting details.

A summary of how the chosen studies could be applied in practice is complete and includes supporting details

A summary of how the chosen studies could be applied in practice is extremely thorough, with substantial supporting detail

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

10.0 %Format

5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style

Sources are not documented.

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

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