Descriptive Statistics Article Critique
Read the article, "Do Men with Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Social
Stability Have an Addictive
Personality?" and identify the research questions and/or hypotheses as
they are stated in the article. As you read the article, consider the
following questions: What are the variables (sample sizes, population,
treatments, etc.)? What are the descriptive statistics used in this article
(frequencies, means, etc.)?
Write a two-
to three-page paper presenting the information listed below. Your paper
must contain a title page and a reference page formatted in APA style.
Cite any references made to the article within the body of the paper in correct
APA format. Your paper should begin with an introduction paragraph that
includes a thesis statement and end with a concluding paragraph. The
concluding paragraph should summarize the major points made in the body of the
paper and reaffirm the thesis.
Your paper must address the following:
- Determine what question(s) the
authors are trying to answer through this research.
- Determine the hypothesis being
tested and the concepts that were applied in this process.
- Evaluate the article and
critique the statistical analysis employed in the study.
Examine the assumptions and
limitations of the statistical study
- Would you have included more
and/or different variables? Explain your answer.
Identify how the authors
applied statistical testing to the problem.
Interpret the findings of the
author(s) using statistical concepts.
- What would you have done
differently in this case? Why?
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for tips on how to formulate your thoughts and discussion of these questions in
a logical and meaningful manner.
- Must be two to three
double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and
formatted according to APA style .