Evaluating a Statistical Study

Select one of the articles below taken from the online library and answer the questions that follow.


Trends in Patient Information Preferences and Acquisition

Determining College Performance of Allied Health students

The Impact of College Sports Success on the Quantity and Quality of Student Applications

Child Abuse: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

Reference Equations for the Six-Minute Walk in Healthy Adults


Briefly summarize (2 or 3 sentences) the objectives and findings of the study (3 points)

Describe the data analyzed in the study. Identify the data’s level of measurement. How was it collected? Evaluate possible sources of error or bias in the data. (4 points)

What population characteristics or parameters were the researchers trying to evaluate or estimate? What sample statistics were used as indicators? (4 points)

Identify one of the researcher’s null hypothesis and the corresponding alternate hypothesis. Did the researchers accept or reject the null hypothesis? What was the confidence interval (significance level) used for evaluating the hypothesis. Evaluate how choosing a different confidence interval could impact the execution or results of the study. (5 points)

Identify the type I and type II errors associated with accepting or rejecting the null hypothesis. Given the context of the study, which type of error is more critical to avoid? Why? (5 points)

How might the results of this study be used? Describe how the knowledge gained could be applied. Suggest additional research that could be pursued to supplement these findings. (6 points)

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