In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students conduct a literature review, analyze data using an independent samples t-test and a confidence interval, create a grouped frequency distribution and a histogram, write a research report, and create a PowerPoint poster. A detailed grading rubric is included.

This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given on the assignment). However, this assignment could easily be adapted for other datasets that contain a dichotomous independent variable and a continuous dependent variable. Similarly, instructors could modify other aspects of the assignment (and the accompanying grading rubric), to add or subtract components (for example, if they have not taught their students to use syntax windows).

This assignment should take 4 – 6 hours for students to complete. We strongly encourage our students to complete these assignments in groups of 2-3 students. This allows them to follow the detailed instructions correctly and work through difficult parts of the assignment together.

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