Case – Data Analysis and Evaluation of Findings
1. The scenario is that you are part of a hypothetical research team studying the effect of team-teaching on student performance in online courses. The Research Question is as follows:
RQ: Is there a significant difference in final grades of students who are team-taught and students who are not team-taught?
2. Your task is to describe the following information for your fellow team mates:
o the research methodology best suited for this study
o variables that need to be measured (IVs, DVs, any covariates or mediating variables)
o the type of data each variable represents (categorical: ordinal or nominal; or continuous: interval or ratio)?
o size and characteristics of appropriate sample population (s)
o data collection methodology, and type of instrument(s) that may be used to collect data
o statistical tests most appropriate for data analysis (T-test, ANOVA, or simple regression analysis)
3. Please be sure to include a brief (but clear) explanation for each of your descriptions to the above items.
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