HCS 445 Week 1 Discussion Question 1


Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 1


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Types   of Data

Give an example of a research question that includes an independent and a dependent variable.  These are usually presented as, “How does A affect B?”, where A is your independent variable and B is your dependent variable.  Describe the independent and dependent variables in terms of whether they are nominal (also called categorical), ordinal, interval, or ratio variables (interval or ratio variables are also called continuous variables).  How would you study this research question?
Guided Response:  Review several of your classmates’ posts.  Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers that demonstrates thoughtful reflection and analysis of the discussion in relation to their variables and research questions.  Were their independent and dependent variables identified correctly?  Was the variable type specified well?  What would you ask them for further clarification?

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