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Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the steps of hypothesis testing.

Hypothesis testing is a central component in understanding and interpreting public health research. Research questions are applied through a testable hypothesis established before the data is collected. It provides the rationale for the study and guides the researcher in what tests to use and how to interpret the results.

Identify a peer-reviewed article from one of the data sources available on the “Data Resource Document.” You will need to visit the various websites listed on the document to search for a research article that is of interest to you. Include the link to the selected article in a 750-1,000 word summary that address the following as it relates to the article.

  • What test statistic did the researchers use? What did the authors set as the significance level of the test statistic?
  • What was the null hypothesis? What was the alternative hypothesis? Were these clearly stated in the article, or did you have to extrapolate based on the background in the article?
  • Discuss potential bias that may have resulted from the study design and data collection that could have affected the validity of the test.
  • Summarize the story told by the data used in this study as it applies to the larger population
  • Comment on whether the authors used the interpretation approach discussed in the textbook, including (a) summarize why the study was done, (b) discuss the factual results, (c) explain what the results mean, and (d) make suggestions for future research.

General Requirements

You are required to cite at least FIVE sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the discussion question criteria and public health content.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required.

While APA style is required, solid academic writing is expected as well, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

PLEASE make sure APA citation and permalink for articles are complete and correct.

PLEASE add the links/sites below to the reference list if you use any of these readings and make sure everything is in proper APA format.


Read Chapter 6 in Using and Interpreting Statistics: A Practical Text for the Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.



View “Why You Should Love Statistics,” by Smith (2016), located on the TED website.



Read “A Refresher on Statistical Significance,” by Gallo (2016), located on the Harvard Business Review website.



View the following terms in The Visual Learner: Statistics media.

  • Hypothesis
  • Alternative Hypothesis
  • Null Hypothesis
  • Significance Test
  • Test Statistic

View the following calculations in The Visual Learner: Statistics media.

  • Normal Distribution
  • Central Limit Theorem



Explore the Healthy People 2020 website.



Use the “Data Resource Document” attached to complete the topic assignment.

MUST have 750 to 1000 WORDS and at least 5 citations with the page numbers and 5 references in APA format.(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

I am a stickler for good organization in everything. I do not want to have to dig for your answers. For instance, if an assignment asks you to provide three examples of something, I suggest that you number them 1-3 so I can find them easily. I also expect that when you submit something as a narrative, you pay attention to how you organize your thoughts: use paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences; and change paragraphs whenever you introduce a new idea. Also, if there are multiple parts to an assignment, use sub-heads within the paper to organize them.

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.


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