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Assignment: Working with Data

Statistical analysis software is a valuable tool that helps researchers perform the complex calculations. However, to use such a tool effectively, the study must be well designed. The social worker must understand all the relationships involved in the study. He or she must understand the study’s purpose and select the most appropriate design. The social worker must correctly represent the relationship being examined and the variables involved. Finally, he or she must enter those variables correctly into the software package. This assignment will allow you to analyze in detail the decisions made in the “Social Work Research: Chi Square” case study and the relationship between study design and statistical analysis. Assume that the data has been entered into SPSS and you’ve been given the output of the chi-square results. (See Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square findings).

To prepare for this Assignment, review the Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square Findings and follow the instructions.

1. An analysis of the relationship between study design and statistical analysis used in the case study that includes:

0. An explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the program

0. An explanation of why the social work agency in the case study chose to use a chi square statistic to evaluate whether there is a difference between those who participated in the program and those who did not (Hint: Think about the level of measurement of the variables)

0. A description of the research design in terms of observations (O) and interventions (X) for each group.

0. Interpret the chi-square output data. What do the data say about the program?

Resources

Assignment: Working

with

Data

Statistical

analysis software is a valuable tool that helps researchers perform the complex

calculations. However, to use such a tool effectively, the study must be well designed. The

social worker must understand all the relationships involved in the study. He or she

must

understand the study’s purpose and select the most appropriate design. The social worker must

correctly represent the relationship being examined and the variables involved. Finally, he or

she must enter those variables correctly into the software pa

ckage. This assignment will allow

you to analyze in detail the decisions made in the “Social Work Research: Chi Square” case

study and the relationship between study design and statistical analysis. Assume that the data

has been entered into SPSS and you’v

e been given the output of the chi

square results. (See

Week 4 Handout: Chi

Square findings).

To prepare for this Assignment, review the

Week 4 Handout: Chi

Square Findings

and follow

the instructions.

Submit

a 1

page paper of the following:

·

An an

alysis of the relationship between study design and statistical analysis used in the

case study that includes:

o

An explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the

program

o

An explanation of why the social work agency in the case s

tudy chose to use a chi

square statistic to evaluate whether there is a difference between those who

participated in the program and those who did not (

of measurement of the variables

)

o

ms of observations (O) and

interventions (X) for each group.

o

Interpret the chi

square output data. What do the data say about the

program?

Resources

https://content.waldenu.edu/content/dam/laureate/laureate

socw/socw

6311/artifacts/Chi_Square_Case

Study.pdf

https://content.waldenu.edu/content/dam/laureate/laureate

ms

socw/socw

6311/artifacts/USW1_SOCW_6311_Week04_05_statisticsForSocialWorkers.pdf

http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/intval.php

https://content.waldenu.edu/content/dam/laureate/laureate

socw/socw

6311/artifacts/USW1_SOCW_6311_Week04_aShortCours

eInStatisticsHandout.pdf

Assignment: Working with Data

Statistical analysis software is a valuable tool that helps researchers perform the complex

calculations. However, to use such a tool effectively, the study must be well designed. The

social worker must understand all the relationships involved in the study. He or she must

understand the study’s purpose and select the most appropriate design. The social worker must

correctly represent the relationship being examined and the variables involved. Finally, he or

she must enter those variables correctly into the software package. This assignment will allow

you to analyze in detail the decisions made in the “Social Work Research: Chi Square” case

study and the relationship between study design and statistical analysis. Assume that the data

has been entered into SPSS and you’ve been given the output of the chi-square results. (See

Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square findings).

To prepare for this Assignment, review the Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square Findings and follow

the instructions.

Submit a 1-page paper of the following:

 An analysis of the relationship between study design and statistical analysis used in the

case study that includes:

o An explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the

program

o An explanation of why the social work agency in the case study chose to use a chi

square statistic to evaluate whether there is a difference between those who

participated in the program and those who did not (Hint: Think about the level

of measurement of the variables)

o A description of the research design in terms of observations (O) and

interventions (X) for each group.

o Interpret the chi-square output data. What do the data say about the

program?

Resources