Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment
Data Analysis: Group Differences
Review the instructions for your Final Paper in Week Five of your course or the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of the course guide. For this week’s assignment, utilize the following Excel data, which contains Body Mass Index (B.M.I.), Fasting Blood Sugar Levels (F.B.S.), gender, and clinic information for a group of children ages 10-14, to complete items two and three of your Final Paper:
Assess how B.M.I. varies by gender. Use the tab “B.M.I. of Boys and Girls”. These are the same study subjects described in the “All Variables” tab, but the data on gender and B.M.I. is set up in a way that will facilitate running the statistical analysis to assess whether there is a difference between the B.M.I. of boys and girls. What test will you use? What does the test reveal?
Analyze F.B.S. by clinic. There are three clinics (A, B, C) and data is ready for your analysis in the “F.B.S. by Clinic” tab. What statistical analysis is most appropriate? Why? What do the results indicate?
Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It must be a minimum of two pages and include graphs, tables, and outputs that are clearly titled and explained. This assignment will be used as part of your Final Paper, it is expected that any feedback provided by your instructor regarding this assignment will be incorporated into your Final Paper submission.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.