Conduct a comparative analysis of non-parametric statistics in extant



For this assignment, you first will identify a topic of interest that you might want to pursue research. You are not tied to this topic when you reach the dissertation sequence, but it should be a topic that you find interesting now and also relates to your program and specialization.

Next, conduct a literature search to locate two studies examining your selected topic and in which the researchers used non-parametric statistics. In your search for articles, you should use any combination of the term “non-parametric” as well as the different tools discussed in this week’s lesson (e.g., Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis, Spearman, Friedman, etc.).

Once you have located your articles, you will prepare a short paper using the following format:

  • Introduction to the selected topic of interest
  • Brief summary of first article
    • Include research question, statistical test(s), and general findings.
  • Brief summary of second article
    • Include research question, statistical test(s) and general findings.
  • Synthesis
    • Specifically, compare and contrast the two articles, assessing the types of statistical methods and analysis used.
  • Conclusion
    • Assess what approach you might take if you were to conduct a study in this topic area.

Length: 3 pages not including title page and reference page.

References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.


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