**An Applied Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods**by W. Alex Edmonds; Thomas D. KennedyISBN: 9781483317274Publication Date: 2016-05-30Edmonds, W. A., & Kennedy, T. D. (2017).*An applied guide to research designs: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods*(2nd ed.). SAGE.

**This textbook does not offer in-depth explanation of statistics. You do not need an in-depth understanding to complete this week’s assignment, but you can refer back to any chapter that may be helpful in completing the assignment for this week. Also, read Appendix E for analysis by design and Appendix D for reporting preliminary statistical findings.**

*** There is a "Show Page Numbers" function available when you access the book's chapters. It is above the title of the chapter, off to the right. This is an example:**

**Graphic Organizers can Facilitate Selection of Statistical Tests: Part 1: Analysis of Group Differences**Carlson, M., Protsman, L., & Tomaka J. (2005). Graphic organizers can facilitate selection of statistical tests: Part 1: Analysis of group differences.*Journal of Physical Therapy Education (American Physical Therapy Association Education Section), 19*(2), 57–65.

**This scholarly journal article discusses the importance of using a graphic organizer to help you choose the correct statistical test depending on the measurement and variables used in your study. Also, refer to Appendix E in your textbook for examples of analyses that are aligned with your design (Edmonds & Kennedy, 2017).****Data and Tests**Academic Success Center. (2020).*Data and tests*. National University.

**From here, click on Types of Data and Statistical Tests to watch a step-by-step APA tutorial on analyzing data and for guidance on choosing what type of analysis best fits with your data.****Downloading IBM SPSS Statistics**Northcentral University. (2020).*Downloading IBM SPSS statistics.*

**This NU resource provides detailed instructions to download SPSS. Please make sure to download SPSS as soon as you can during this first week.****Quantitative Data Analysis Tips and Strategies**Center for Teaching and Learning. (2018).*Quantitative data analysis tips and strategies*[PDF file]. Northcentral University.

**This resource includes discussion and extra resources for data preparation issues.****How to Choose the Right Statistical Test**Nayak, B. K., & Hazra, A. (2011). How to choose the right statistical test?*Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 59*(2), 85–86.

**This resource gives valuable advice for how to choose the correct analysis for your study.****Creating a Data Analysis Plan: What to Consider When Choosing Statistics for a Study**Simpson, S. H. (2015). Creating a data analysis plan: What to consider when choosing statistics for a study.*The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 68*(4), 311–317.

**This resources helps you develop your plan for analyzing your data that is in alignment with your study.****What Statistical Analysis Should I Use? Statistical Analyses using SPSS**UC Regents. (2021).*What statistical analysis should I use? Statistical analyses using SPSS*. Author.

**This resource is a good summary of when to use each statistical test.****Laerd Statistics**Lund Research Ltd. (2018).*Laerd statistics*.

**View resources on the Laerd statistics website to aid in your understanding of assumptions, SPSS, selecting the correct statistical test, and how to write statistical outcomes. There are options to pay for additional resources, but you do not need to do this (unless you would like additional help). There are plenty of free resources and information on this site.**

**Toward a New Era for Conducting Mixed Analyses: The Role of Quantitative Dominant and Qualitative Dominant Crossover Mixed Analyses**Onwuegbuzie, A., Leech, N., & Collins, K. (2011). Toward a new era for conducting mixed analyses: The role of quantitative dominant and qualitative dominant crossover mixed analyses. In M. Williams & W. P. Vogt.*The SAGE handbook of innovation in social research methods*(pp. 353-384). SAGE.**Academic Success Center**Northcentral University. (n.d.).*Academic Success Center*.

**This is a very helpful website for assistance with writing, APA formatting, and reporting and use of statistics.**

**Supplemental Dissertation Examples**

**Audio and Video Discussion Platforms in the Online Learning Environment**Weigel, C. (2018).*Audio and video discussion platforms in the online learning environment*[Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest.

**This is an example of an Experiment Dissertation. Review as an example of exemplar problem, purpose, and RQ/hypotheses, and Design.****The Impact of Homework: An Investigation of the Intersection of Homework Design and Student Learning in Secondary World Languages**Goulet, A. D. G. (2017).*The impact of homework: An investigation of the intersection of homework design and student learning in secondary world languages*[Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest.

**This is an example of a Quasi-Experiment Dissertation. Review as an example of exemplar problem, purpose, and RQ/hypotheses, and Design.**

**NOTE: Three examples of Correlational studies are given below to illustrate that correlational studies can look very different depending on the analysis (e.g., Pearson Correlation, Logistic Regression, Linear Regression)**

**Hiring for Performance and Retention: Examining the Relationship Between Cognitive Fit and Employee Turnover in the U.S. Navy**Squier, R. J. (2017).*Hiring for performance and retention: Examining the relationship between cognitive fit and employee turnover in the U.S. Navy*[Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest Database.

**This is an example of a Correlational Dissertation. Review as an example of exemplar problem, purpose, and RQ/hypotheses, and Design. Note that “predict” was used in addition to “relationship” because a logistic regression analysis was used instead of a simple correlational analysis.****Science Identity’s Influence on Community College Students’ Engagement, Persistence, and Performance in Biology**Riccitelli, M. (2015).*Science identity’s influence on community college students’ engagement, persistence, and performance in biology*[Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest Database.

**This is an example of a Correlational Dissertation. Review as an example of exemplar problem, purpose, and RQ/hypotheses, and Design. Note that terms such as “correlation,” “prediction,” and variables “vary” in relation to each other are used because correlation, regression, and Chi-Square analyses were conducted.****Contributions of Professional Certification and Information Technology Work Experience to Self-Reported Job Performance**Kabia, M. (2012).*Contributions of professional certification and information technology work experience to self-reported job performance*[Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest Database.

**This is an example of a Correlational Dissertation. Review as an example of exemplar problem, purpose, and RQ/hypotheses, and Design. Note that terms such as “correlation,” “relationship,” “difference between variable A and variable B,” “predictor variables,” and “outcome variables” were used because in addition to bivariate correlations, a t-test and a hierarchical linear regression were conducted.**

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