Quantitative Analysis Psychology: PCN 605
Create some hypothetical quantitative data from your data collection method based on the research question(s) and experimental design method you completed in Module 6. Write a paper (500-750 words) addressing the following topics:
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.
Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
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Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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Describe the procedures you would employ to organize data in preparation for analysis.
What level (or levels) of measurement do you employ?
What methods would you employ to inspect your data? What descriptive statistics would you compute and graph for your data?
Provide these descriptive statistics for the fictitious data you created for this assignment.
Describe the statistical analyses you might employ to assess the statistical significance of your findings.
Johnny is a 9-year-old boy who has been brought to the emergency room where you work as a crisis therapist. The patient was transported by a crisis mobile team that the school had requested. The ER physician’s evaluation, as well as the urine drug screen, are unremarkable: there are no acute or chronic issues with this patient. The DSM-5 Parent/Guardian-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure—Child Age 6–17 form completed by the mother is shown in the chart (attached). According to his admission paperwork, Johnny has been to the principal’s office several times in the last year, all of which have been triggered by various disruptive behaviors.
Today’s crisis began when Johnny refused to follow instructions for an in-class assignment. When the teacher tried to
PCN 605 Quantitative Analysis in Psychology
Things quickly escalated: Johnny yelled at the teacher, cursed at him, and when the teacher grabbed him by the shoulders to take him to the principal’s office, Johnny stabbed the teacher in the arm with a pencil he was clenching in his hand. Johnny was escorted to the principal’s office, where the police and Johnny’s parents were immediately called. The officer was forced to call the county crisis hotline, which dispatched a crisis mobile team. The crisis clinicians determined that Johnny is a danger to others and that he should be taken to the nearest emergency room for immediate psychiatric evaluation. Johnny has refused to speak with either the ER doctor or his nurse.
You get the majority of your clinical information from his mother, who is by his side at the bedside. Johnny’s mother claims that he has always been a bright, charming, and amusing young man. She stated that for the past year, Johnny has become increasingly defiant, repeatedly questioning his mother’s and teacher’s authority when compliance with home and/or classroom rules is required. Johnny was an A+ student in the past. However, over the last year, he has been averaging Bs in most subjects, grades that he has easily earned.
His mother assures you over and over that his drop in grades is not due to a lack of intellectual ability, but rather to Johnny’s preference for playing over any type of work. His mother denies any changes in his sleep, appetite, or mood. Furthermore, his mother reports that Johnny is a healthy and happy boy who enjoys sports, the outdoors, and video games and aspires to be a software engineer when he grows up. She claims that Johnny’s school counselor has suggested that he may have ADHD or even bipolar disorder. The thought of these diagnoses appears to be very upsetting to Johnny’s mother. She quickly assures you that she has never seen Johnny suffer from depression or distractibility, and that he has always been a good sleeper. She claims Johnny has never expressed any thoughts or impulses to harm himself or others.
Johnny’s mother appears shaken by the events of the day, but she assures you that she will seek any treatment you recommend. At this point, Johnny looks up at you, tears in his eyes, and says he didn’t mean to stab his teacher, explaining that he was just angry when he grabbed him. Johnny’s mother listens and then says that while he usually obeys her, he has always been obedient to his father, a traveling salesman. In fact, Johnny has never challenged his father, and when he is present on weekends, Johnny manages to complete his schoolwork in record time and enjoys spending the majority of his time with his father.