Running Head: STATISTICS
1. Type of statistical test used
The type of statistical test which was used in Nelson et al., (2010) was the Pearson
2. Did the authors use the correct statistical test?
Yes, the authors used the correct statistical test. Pearson correlational test is used to show an
association between two continuous variables. The authors were aiming at determining the
relationship between two continuous variables which were praise notes to the students and the
office disciplined referral. From the book, it shows clearly that the authors found out the
relationship between the two variables in that the number of office disciplined referral reduced as
the number of praise notes to the students increased. Therefore, the Pearson correlational test was
selected and taken...