Characteristics Of Clinical Track Hypothesis

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Hypothesis This study attempts to assess two research hypotheses. Our hypothesis answers the research question, what difference, if any, can be found between the two concentration when describing dissertation characteristics? Our first hypothesis (H1) states that clinical track dissertations are more likely to be experimental than administrative track dissertations. Our second hypothesis (H2) states administrative track dissertations are more likely to have advanced statistical analyses than clinical track dissertation. We believe that the students’ dissertation from the clinical track are more likely to have experimental characteristics due to having a readily availability of resources such as time, money, participants, networks, and contacts. …show more content…
An excel spreadsheet was provided by the instructor to allow us to fill in information about the assigned dissertations; the following is information required to complete the excel spreadsheet: citation, advisor, advisor’s credentials, purpose, questions, hypothesis, independent and dependent variable(s), sample (n), sampling method, research type, statistical analysis, instrument utilized, reliability and validity, alternate explanation, limitation, future research and finally significance. Once this information was found from each dissertation, we then presented the spreadsheet to the instructor and classmates. We used SPSS Statistics 2012 to code in the collection of data we obtained from examining each dissertation. Pearson Chi-Square was used to compare the two groups of categorical variables, two tracks, for hypothesis one. We used an ANOVA to compare the variance of the two groups for hypothesis …show more content…
Samantha Coleman, the instructor for the Research in Clinical, Addictions, and Rehabilitation Counseling course. Participants were graduates of ECU’s RCA doctoral program who successfully completed and defended their dissertation. Determined by Dr. Coleman, the sample size included 13 students, all students who have completed the doctoral the program. Data was collected in both classroom and outside classroom settings. Data was entered into the excel spreadsheet before class (outside the classroom) and into SPSS during class.
Research Design The 13 dissertations were provided by the instructor; we each thoroughly examined an assigned dissertation and pulled out specific information from each. There was no randomization as this was not an experimental research. Information was used from all students who graduated from the doctoral program.
The variables studied includes the different tracks/concentrations offered in the program, Rehabilitation and Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Administration and the design of the study/statistical analyses. For hypothesis one, the dependent variable is the research design and the independent variable is the track, administrative or clinical. For hypothesis two, the dependent variable is the statistical analyses and the independent variable is the track, administrative or clinical. The two tracks are considered categorical and dichotomous variables. The design of the study, statistical

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