ERIC Number: ED352023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Computer-based Research and Statistics (IS 7100). Study Guide.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
The purpose of this study guide, designed for computer students who have never been involved in a research project, practicum, or dissertation activity, is to provide background information on the affective and cognitive skills required for success in any project involving research and/or statistics. Successful enrollment in computer based learning and the ability to work online are the only prerequisites for this course. Prior experience in a research project may be helpful, but such involvement is not required. Instructions on what to do and how the tasks should be composed are provided for each task. Students are advised to maintain electronic and telephonic contact with the instructor throughout the course. Contents of this study guide are divided into three assignments: (1) Assignment A--Defining the Term Research, Effect of Ethics on Research, Problem Identification, Hypothesis/Objective Development, Literature Review, Research Methodology, Assumptions and Limitations, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Presentation of Results, and Research Summary; (2) Assignment B--Statistical Analyses: Calculation and Interpretation Topical Issues such as Types of Research, Research Designs, Sampling, Test Development, and Levels of Quantitative Description; and (3) Assignment C--final assignment, which involves students in the "mechanics" of statistical analysis. (Contains 15 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Center for Computer and Information Sciences.