The Results: Communication to Stakeholders
Considering your program evaluation, your research questions, and your data set, complete the following:
• Write one program-evaluation question that can be answered by a t-test, one program-evaluation question that can be answered by an ANOVA, and one program-evaluation question that can be answered by a correlation.
• Identify the IVs and the DVs for each question and describe how the variables are related to the program evaluation.
• Identify the null and alternative hypothesis for each question.
• Using SPSS and your saved data set, use the appropriate statistical analysis to determine whether to accept or reject each null hypothesis.
• Create a technical report that includes each research question, the null and alternative hypothesis, and whether the null hypothesis was accepted or rejected.
• Include appropriate graphs and tables.
• Provide a discussion that suggests possible reasons for the results.
• Hint: Refer to the “SPSS in Focus” sections throughout the text for information about reporting the statistical results.
• Review the potential ethical issues you proposed in the Unit 4 assignment. Were these likely? Do you suspect other ethical issues in regard to data collection or analysis?
• Detail at least three recommendations for the program stakeholders based on the results.
Refer to the assignment scoring guide to ensure that you meet all criteria and submit your document as an attachment in the assignment area.
Remember, this is the culmination of your learning in quantitative statistics as well as in program evaluation. Use this opportunity to put what you have been learning into practice as you use SPSS to generate statistics and offer your interpretation of the findings. It is expected that most learners are beginners with SPSS, so be sure to take advantage of the Ask Your Instructor section of the discussion board as well as the quantitative skills lab for further support.
Privitera, G. J. (2019). Essential statistics for the behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks. CA: Sage.