apply a social research question using ANCOVA. Hopefully you are not yet tired of comparing means!
- Review the datasets provided.
- Construct a research question based on one of those datasets.
- Pay attention to the assumptions of this test, and ask, “Does it make sense to interpret the mean of this dependent variable?”
Use SPSS to answer the research question you constructed. Then, compose a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis in APA format in which you answer the following questions:
- What is the null hypothesis for your question?
- What research design(s) would align with this question?
- What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
- What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
- What is your covariate?
- What is the answer to your research question?
- What are the possible implications of social change?
Be sure to include your data output with your analysis. for an excellent APA-compliant write-up of an ANCOVA.
For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to ANCOVA.
Write a 2- to 3-page critique of the research you found in the Walden Library that includes responses to the following prompts:
- Why did the authors select ANCOVA in the research?
- Do you think this test was the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
- Did the authors display the results in a figure or table?
- Does the results table stand alone? In other words, are you able to interpret the study from it? Why or why not?
Warner, R. M. (2013). Applied statistics: From bivariate through multivariate techniques (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
- Chapter 17, “Analysis of Covariance” (pp. 688–725)
This chapter equips you with the information to needed to assess nonequivalent comparison groups—a phenomenon often encountered in quasi-experimental research (and in Walden capstone studies).