In this six- to eight-page research paper, you will explore in detail
one of the statistical approaches to research discussed in the course,
applying it in the context of a specific application or methodological
study. This will help you gain a deeper understanding of your chosen
topic as well as gain experience in translating these ideas into
practice. Select a topic for your research paper using any of the
statistical methods that we discussed in the course as it relates to
your area of interest in either business, economics, finance,
management, social science, health, psychology, or education.
Find at least three relevant research articles which:
Support your chosen topic.
Discuss previous work on modeling/analysis in the area you’ve selected.
Have the statistical analysis and results from research conducted.
Cover technical aspects of the statistical methods discussed in class.
These can be found in the Ashford University Library by going to a
research database such as JSTOR or ProQuest and searching for your
topic. At least three of your sources must be from peer-reviewed
Your paper must include the following:
Introductory Paragraph: Identify the purpose of the paper, the
common research issue, and the corresponding statistical test in your
Context Development: Discuss the three articles used, the focus
of the articles, the research questions and hypotheses, and how the
statistical technique helps answer the research question in the studies.
Statistical Tool Discussion: Discuss the role of statistics in
research and the common statistical test uses, limitations, and
Conclusion: Summarize the elements of the chosen statistical
test and the kinds of research questions the statistical test can help
answer in your conclusion.
Resources: Provide a reference page listing all sources used in
the development of this paper in American Psychology Association (APA)
format. All literature/computer/interview/resources should be cited and
The Final Paper:
Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length, excluding
the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must use at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library, in addition to the text.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.