Question

Describe the information that should be included in the descriptive analysis of a research study.

Answer #1

Descriptive analysis is used to describe the basic features of the data in the study. They provide simple summaries about the sample and the measures. Together with simple graphical analysis, they form the basic virtue of any quantitative analysis of data. With descriptive analysis, one simply describes what is or what the data shows.

So one should include the following in descriptive analysis :

1. Measures of Central tendency. : eg. mean, median, mode

2. Measures of Variability. : eg. std deviation, range

3. Measures of Divergence from Normality. : eg. Skewness, kurtosis

4. Measures of Probability : eg. estimation of probability distribution parameters.

Most descriptive research designs gather information from a
group of participants. However, the case study design focuses on a
single individual. What are the advantages and disadvantages of
describing a single individual as compared to describing a group?
Which method gives you more information to be able to generalize to
a broader population?

a) what information should be included in the methods section of
a research report?
b) Why is an accurate detailed methods section important?

Describe why health and safety information on reporting should
be included in an induction program?

Suppose you are considering a research study to provide improved
information for a decision tree analysis. The EVPI for the decision
tree is $40,000. How does this affect your consideration of the
research study cost? Use your own words.

Describe a study for which the analysis of exiting statistic is
the appropriate research method. What source would you use. What
problem might you encounter and how might you resolve them

Describe a study for which content analysis is the appropriate
research method. Discuss how you would use manifest and latent
coding. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the two coding
schemes.

discuss descriptive research.

Select all the statements that correctly describe the process of
capital budgeting:
A. the analysis should take into account the risk of the
project
B. future cash flows rather than future accounting profits
should be analysed
C. all sunk costs associated with the project should be included
in the analysis
D. decisions should be made based on the company's goal of
wealth maximisation
E. the analysis should take into account the time value of
money

1.dentify and describe the three following general
research/scientific
methods used for studying behavior and mental process:
a) descriptive methods (survey; naturalistic observation; case
study;
cross-sectional study, longitudinal study)
b) correlational method (positive/negative/zero correlation;
correlation
coefficient)
c) formal experimental method (independent/dependent
variable;
control/experimental groups)
2. Identify and describe the five guidelines associated with
human research
3. Identify and describe the three guidelines associated with
animal research

a) How is variance partitioned in an analysis of variance?
Describe what is included in each type of variability? (b) Why do
we partition variance this way? That is, what does partitioning
variance this way tell us?

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