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# MCPHS University Data Analysis Strategy Paper & PPT

Product 1: Data Analysis Strategy Paper and SPSS Output[5 points]

The first product is a maximum 1-page description of the “Data Analysis Strategy” for your study that includes the following information:

• Briefly (2 or 3 sentences) describe the source of the data for this study (i.e., the GSS 2018 – a brief note about the methodology of the GSS, cited in APA format. Note: You can find the proper citation for the GSS data in the Codebook).
• If you used a subset of the sample for your study, note that in this paper (e.g., if you selected only the females in the sample).
• Identify and provide your rationale for the type of statistical analyses used to test the 3 hypotheses.
• State the alpha level for the three hypothesis tests.
• If you decided to recode or newly compute any variables differently than in step 2, explain why and how you have chosen to construct the “new variable,” including providing a frequency distribution table with the recoded variables’ values.
• Outcome Evaluation for Future Study: Based on the findings of your research study, briefly pose an intervention or program that you could research in a future study. It doesn’t have to flow directly from your findings in your current study. You could take the research in a different direction (e.g. a different study population – you don’t have to use the GSS data – you could use any primary or secondary data you wanted). You must include TWO specific outcomes that you would hope to see from this program or intervention. And you must specify how you would MEASURE these two outcomes.
• Insert your SPSS output for your statistical tests and any other relevant output generated for your data analysis into the end of this paper.

For example: Let’s say your current study was about job-related factors that were related to discrimination or harassment in the workplace. For a future study to expand on this, you might look at job related discrimination or harassment in LGBTQ service workers. You might propose the creation of a workplace education program with a goal of increasing knowledge and tolerance of diverse gender identities. You would want to measure whether this workplace education program “worked” (was “successful”) to increase knowledge and tolerance of gender diversity. You might propose a pre-post survey for people taking this educational workshop, where they would be asked about their knowledge and attitudes toward gender diversity before and after the workshop. Your two outcome measures would be knowledge of and attitudes toward gender diversity.

You will be graded on a clear and succinct explanation of your study methodology, data analysis and future study outcome measurement as outlined above.

Product 2: Research Poster Suitable for Presentation at a Conference [25 points]

Please use the poster template provided on Blackboard to create your poster. You will be graded on each section of the poster for succinct, clear, and accurate information, based on the correct interpretation of the statistical tests and ability to “translate” these findings into narrative and table format; clear and professional formatting; and clear and informative tables which should include vital information such as titles, headings, subheadings, test statistics, sample sizes (n), and p levels. Strive to place your findings from your 3 hypotheses in a single table (but hopefully no more than two tables).

NOTE: You CANNOT simply cut and paste your SPSS output into the Poster Template. Attached are the hypothesis that are used for this paper and work for poster: Research Hypotheses

This research will test three hypotheses to test the influence of religion on the attitude towards suicide. The data being used in testing the hypothesis was obtained from the GSS 2018 data. The hypothesis to be tested include;

 Hypothesis 1 Null Hypothesis (Ho) Religious affiliation does not affect attitudes/behaviors regarding suicide Alternative Hypothesis (Ha) Religious affiliation does affect attitudes/behaviors regarding suicide Directional or Non-directional? Non-directional Independent Variable Name (IV) – the variable name in the GSS Religion and Spirituality IV Description (from Codebook) RELITEN IV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) Ordinal IV Answer categories (can be copied directly from Codebook) Strength of affiliation Valid Values 1 STRONG 2 NOT VERY STRONG 3 SOMEWHAT STRONG 4 NO RELIGION Missing Values 0 IAP 8 DK 9 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? No/maybe Dependent Variable Name (DV) – the variable name in the GSS Attitude toward: Suicide in case of an incurable disease DV Description (from Codebook) SUICIDE1 DV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) nominal DV Answer categories (copied from the Codebook) Standard Attributes Label Suicide if incurable disease Valid Values 1 YES 2 NO Missing Values 0 IAP 8 DK 9 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? No/maybe[MW1]

 Hypothesis 2 Null Hypothesis (Ho) There is no connection between attitudes about suicide and type of religion Alternative Hypothesis (Ha) There is a connection between attitudes about suicide and type of religion Directional or Non-directional? Non-directional Independent Variable Name (IV) – the variable name in the GSS Religion and Spirituality IV Description (from Codebook) RELIG IV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) nominal IV Answer categories (can be copied directly from Codebook) Label R’s religious preference Valid Values 1 PROTESTANT 2 CATHOLIC 3 JEWISH 4 NONE 5 OTHER 6 BUDDHISM 7 HINDUISM 8 OTHER EASTERN 9 MOSLEM/ISLAM 10 ORTHODOX-CHRISTIAN 11 CHRISTIAN 12 NATIVE AMERICAN 13 INTER-NONDENOMINATIONAL Missing Values 0 IAP 98 DK 99 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? YES Dependent Variable Name (DV) – the variable name in the GSS Attitude toward: Suicide general DV Description (from Codebook) SUICIDE4 DV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) Nominal DV Answer categories (copied from the Codebook) Label Suicide if tired of living Valid Values 1 YES 2 NO Missing Values 0 IAP 8 DK 9 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? No

 Hypothesis 3 Null Hypothesis (Ho) Belief in the Bible does not affect attitudes towards suicide Alternative Hypothesis (Ha) Belief in the Bible has effects on one’s attitude towards suicide Directional or Non-directional? Non-directional Independent Variable Name (IV) – the variable name in the GSS Religion and Spirituality IV Description (from Codebook) BIBLE IV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) nominal IV Answer categories (can be copied directly from Codebook) Label Feelings about the Bible Valid Values 1 WORD OF GOD 2 INSPIRED WORD 3 BOOK OF FABLES 4 OTHER Missing Values 0 IAP 8 DK 9 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? no Dependent Variable Name (DV) – the variable name in the GSS Attitude toward: Suicide general DV Description (from Codebook) Suicide3 DV Level of Measurement (N,O,I,R) Nominal DV Answer categories (copied from the Codebook) Suicide 2: Label Suicide if bankrupt Valid Values 1 YES 2 NO Missing Values 0 IAP 8 DK 9 NA Do you plan to recode this variable? No

test to be used in SPSS are chi square and cross tabulation will attached poster to be used