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Math 103: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics: Home

Analyzing a Statistical Study

There are three steps to your success in this project!

  • Find a scholarly research article that uses statistical analysis to approach their line of research;
  • Read & analyze the research article to understand what the authors studied and how they studied it;
  • Write your paper, with emphasis on answering the following questions:
    • What's the purpose of the study? What questions are the researchers trying to answer? What have they learned from other studies?
    • What is the design of their study?  Is it an experiment?  What kind of measuring instrument(s) did they use?  What are the variables in the study? How did they obtain the objects or subjects of the study?  Did they control for bias?  How did they describe their data?  What were their conclusions? 
    • Critique the study for what they did right and what they should have done differently.  Do you think their conclusions follow from the study results?  To what population can they generalize their results? 

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Writing and Research Help

The Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching (CWLT), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process. 

Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Student Accessibilty & Accomodationoffers help in arranging accommodations.

Did you know that you have a Peer Research Advisor

Melanie Schaffer '16 is available to meet with you by appointment or during her drop-in hours in the Collins Library Learning Commons: 

Sun 7-10 pm; Mon 7-10 pm; Thurs 7-10 pm

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