Based on the study you designed in the Research Design discussion, apply the scientific method by specifying the five steps of hypothesis testing for your study.
Step 1: State the hypothesis. Step 2: Collect the data – For the purpose of this discussion, you will state how you would collect the data. Step 3: Calculate statistics – For the purpose of this discussion, you will indicate the statistical analysis technique(s) you would use. Step 4: Compare to a critical value – For the purpose of this discussion, you will indicate where you would set the alpha value and why. Note: This step is hypothetical, as you are not actually conducting a statistical analysis.
Consequently, you will choose if the results of your hypothetical analysis are above or below the critical value. Step 5: Make a decision – For the purpose of this discussion, you will create a conclusion based on the hypothetical results from Step 4. Be sure to include a recommendation on the effectiveness of the new drug based on the results.
Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. Utilize a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years and are documented in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Do you agree with the choice of statistical technique for the study? Why or why not? Should your classmate’s post have included any additional information?