Walden University Working with Data Research Paper

Directions:

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:
    • An explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the program
    • 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)
    • A description of the research design in terms of observations (O) and interventions (X) for each group.
    • Interpret the chi-square output data. What do the data say about the program?

    Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Resources:

Document: Week 4: Handout: Chi-Square findings (PDF)

lummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

Read the following section:

  • “Social Work Research: Chi Square” (pp. 63–65)

Document: Stocks, J. T. (2010). Statistics for social workers. In B. Thyer (Ed.), The handbook of social work research methods (2nd ed., pp. 75–118). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (PDF)
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