A this point of your research, you are ready to test the hypothesis (or hypotheses) you have

A this point of your research, you are ready to test the hypothesis (or hypotheses) you have formulated in your JRT experimental design. For this assignment, adjust and reframe your variables and hypothesis in such a way that it can be adequately demonstrated with collected data (Step 8 of the research process). Once you have reframed your design, you would have been asked to generate actual data for these variables. However since it takes too much time to generate actual data for your experiment, you are also asked to create a notional set of data for each of your variables (not more than 25 data points) in an MS Excel spreadsheet. Although the data is not real, it will help demonstrate your hypothesis testing processes, logic and skills.
In a PowerPoint presentation (with speaker notes) respond to the following questions:
1. Using the hypothesis testing methods presented in Sekaran (2003), suggest a method that you believe would be most appropriate to test your hypothesis. Explain your rationale.
2. Now that you have created notional data to illustrate the hypothesis testing method, apply these data to the hypothesis testing method you selected. You can select either a graphical method, simple correlation, or a t-test as your testing method for the data. You can use the statistical functions in MS Excel.
3. Based on the results of your calculations, explain whether the hypothesis of your research design is accepted or rejected, and comment on the implications of your results to JRT.
Use the APA Style Guide, 5th edition, to cite and reference your materials.
For more information on creating PowerPoint Presentations, please visit the PowerPoint Lab. You may also use the EXCEL Lab or other supplemental sources in the Library or the web to complement your understanding of statistical functions in EXCEL.
Click here to view the Sekaran diagram on the research process.