Assignment: Evaluating Significance of Findings mes unfairly associated with telling lies. These misalignments might not be solely attributable to statistical nonsense, but also “user error.” One of the greatest areas of user error is within the practice of hypothesis testing and interpreting statistical significance. As you continue to consume research, be sure and read everything with a critical eye and call out statements that do not match the results. For this Assignment, you will examine statistical significance and meaningfulness based on sample statements.
To prepare for this Assignment: • Review the Week 5 Scenarios found in this week’s Learning Resources and select two of the four scenarios for this Assignment.
Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Leon-Guerrero, A. (2015). Social statistics for a diverse society (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. • Chapter 9, “Testing Hypothesis” (pp. 267–277) Wagner, W. E. (2016). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
• Chapter 6, “Testing Hypotheses Using Means and Cross-Tabulation”
For this Assignment: Critically evaluate the two scenarios you selected based upon the following points: • Critically evaluate the sample size. • Critically evaluate the statements for meaningfulness. • Critically evaluate the statements for statistical significance. • Based on your evaluation, provide an explanation of the implications for social change. Use proper APA format and citations, and referencing.