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## Each student will need to submit an individual report. Use the template report f

Each student will need to submit an individual report. Use the template report for submitting your work. Please upload a .pdf file with the name: (A1 + your name and last name).
The assignment must not exceed 2500 words (excluding references, table of content, appendixes (if needed) and any text in tables or graphs).
Readings: ​​​​Chapter 15 O’Leary: Analysing Quantitative Data
For assignment 1, you will use the DATASET and CODEBOOK that is produced from the survey you have filled in in the first week of this course.
Assignment instructions:
The purpose of this task is for you to learn how to use quantitative data and statistical analysis methods to answer research questions. Therefore, you will need to familiarise yourself with quantitative data analysis and inferential statistical tests and write a scientific report explaining your process.
focus on a specific part of the dataset that you are interested in studying,
formulate a research question and THREE sub-questions (that focus on different parts of the main question) based on the dataset (EMDSV-Assignment-1.sav),
use statistical tests to answer the question/s.
You must choose THREE OF THE STATISTICAL TESTS presented IN THE CORRESPONDING LECTURE OR EQUIVALENT TESTS to answer the THREE SUB-QUESTIONS you proposed (see the example given in Lecture-3 Part 2, slides 65-66). The choice of the test must be justified and anchored with references (e.g. to the course materials). The results should be presented in a short report using tables/diagrams and follow the presentation format in APA Style. The report will also discuss the results and draw conclusions.
Report Content:
1. Research Questions and Hypotheses (20 points)
Formulating the overall research question and sub-questions correctly (10 points)
Formulating and presenting hypotheses for the required statistical tests correctly (10 points)
2. Method (Total 20 points)
The method section is a crucial part of any scientific research for providing a solid base for the research process and the validity of its results. It is therefore important to include the following subsections in your report:
A well-formulated argumentation (anchored in the course literature and extra materials) for the choice of statistical tests (three different tests). You should justify for each test why the test is appropriate both in terms of what you want to examine and the suitability of the used variables in terms of scale type. (10 points)
A well-formulated discussion (anchored in the course literature) on research ethics and their aspects in reporting and analysing results. You can, of course, expand this discussion for the whole process, including the validity and reliability of results. (10 points)
3. Results and analysis (Total for three tests 3 * 15 = 45 points)
In this section, you should interpret, analyse and discuss the results of the statistical tests you have performed and how they relate to your sub-questions. You should provide relevant descriptive statistics and the inferential statistical tests needed for your hypotheses in each sub-question. You can choose between Correlation, T-test, Chi-square test, Multiple Regression (or any equivalent).
Analysis of descriptive statistics and the three different types of statistical tests you have chosen are assessed as follows:
(2 points) for each meaningful/relevant/correct choice of variables in the test.
(5 points) for each correctly performed test (including correct scale type).
(5 points) for each correctly interpreted and analysed test (should also be correctly presented in accordance with APA style).
(3 points) for each correctly and extensively interpreted and analysed test (should also be correctly presented in accordance with APA style).
Minimum requirements for Multiple Regression test: THREE independent variables
4. Discussion and conclusion (10 points)
Here you discuss how your results relate to the overall research question (and sub-questions) and draw your conclusion/s.
After you are done with your analysis, it is important to reflect on how your study is fulfilled. This means that you discuss how your sub-questions are answered using the inferential tests and analysis and how they – together – contribute to answering the main research question (fully or partially). It is also important to draw some final concluding remarks and future suggestions.
5. General (5 points)
The report must be presented clearly, and references must be presented according to the scientific requirements (peer-reviewed sources and cited according to APA 7th edition citation style. The same style definition applies to tables and figures).
Assessment Criteria:
Max Total: 100 points