Hlt 362 Exercise 16

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EXERCISE 16 Questions to be Graded
1. The researchers analyzed the data they collected as though it were at what level of measurement? oa.Nominal
ob.Ordinal
oc.Interval/ratio
od.Experimental
2. What was the mean post-test empowerment score for the control group? The mean post-test empowerment score for the control group is 97.12 (from Table 2). •3. Compare the mean baseline and posttest depression scores of the experimental group. Was this an expected finding? Provide a rationale for your answer. The baseline score mean is 14 and the post-test depression score mean is 13.36, meaning they were less depressed after completing the empowerment program. This is an expected finding because the researchers had hypothesized this decrease as a result of the program. •4. Compare the mean baseline and posttest depression scores of the control group. Do these scores strengthen or weaken the validity of the research results? Provide a rationale for your answer. The mean baseline and post-test depression scores of the control group are both identical at 10.40. Because this is the control group, no change in depression score is expected, therefore this strengthens the validity of the research results when comparing the control group results to the experimental group results. •5. Which group's test scores had the least amount of variability or dispersion? Provide a rationale for your answer. The group with the least amount of variability is the experimental empowerment post-test group, which has the lowest standard deviation of 7.28. The lower the standard deviation, the lower the variability because they are directly related. •6. Did the empowerment variable or self-care self-efficacy variable demonstrate the greatest amount of dispersion? Provide a rationale for your answer. Because the self-care self-efficacy experimental group’s baselines score has the highest standard deviation of 14.88 when compared to the empowerment variable, it has the greater...
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