## Mini Research Proposal

This written assignment is based on the work conducted in the “Z, T,  or Chi-Square Test Study” discussion forum from last week. Based on this  initial work, feedback received, and additional research, you should  submit a mini research proposal that calls for the use of a z test, t  test, or Chi-Square test.

#### How many pages is this assigment?

Please include the following in the research proposal:

• Introduction (1-2 paragraphs)
• Present the research question of interest.
• Explain how the chosen statistical test applies to this research question.
• Provide the statistical notation and written explanations for the null and alternative hypotheses.
• Explain the types of errors that can occur.
• Methods
• Participants (1 paragraph)
• List how many participants will be selected.
• Identify who will be the participants and their major demographic characteristics (e.g., sex, age, etc.).
• Explain how participants will be selected for the study.
• Procedures (1-2 paragraphs)
• Identify the variables in the study.
• Describe each variable’s scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal,  interval, or ratio) and characteristics (i.e., discrete vs. continuous,  qualitative vs. categorical, etc.).
• Provide an operational definition for each variable, explaining how the variables will be measured.
• Results (1-2 paragraphs)
• Describe the statistical test that will be conducted. Be sure to  include why the test was chosen and why it is appropriate for this  study.
• Identify the information that will be obtained from the results of  this test and what will be needed to draw conclusions regarding the  hypotheses.
• Discussion (1 paragraph)
• Identify any expected biases, assumptions, or faults with the proposed study and the use of the identified statistical test.
• Explain what conclusions can and cannot be made for this study, and using this statistical test.
• Describe the practical significance or importance of the results.

The paper should be APA formatted as a research proposal, and  approximately 1000 to 1350 words of content. Include a title page, and a  reference page that includes any resources utilized. Students should  submit their paper by Day 7.

Point Value: 7 Points
Weekly Learning Outcome Alignment: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6