Mathematics : Chapter III: Research Methodology and Results
Chapter III: Research Methodology and Results
The methodology is the sequence of steps taken to conduct the
research. This is a very detailed explanation of the research
steps, the data, and the statistical analysis used. There are four
components of the report.
This will explain in detail how the research was conducted. Step
1 is always the review of literature (provide a very brief summary
significantliterature findings). Step 2 explains the data
collection process.. All other steps should explain in a logical
manner how the study was conducted by your team in such detail as
can be replicated by someone else.
Description of Variables
Using descriptive statistics (including descriptive statistics
summary tables), describe the variables
usedincluding the meta-data about the variables (the data
about the data–What do the variables measure? What do they mean?).
Not all variables will be used – include only the ones your team
uses for analysis. You should include the descriptive statistic
table of your continuous variables and explain the output. You may
use graphs or other data representation, but
you must explain the figures AND they must contribute to
explaining your data.
Do not include the raw data in the report.
Analysis of Data
Explain the process for analyzing the data. All teams must do at
least one an inferential test on the data using the five-step
hypothesis test. Provide output where appropriate (be sure the
output fits on a printed page – copy the cells from Excel with
Restults from the Study
Based on the outcome of your data analysis, explain the results.
What are the results of the analysis? Did you accept or reject the
null hypothesis? Why? Answer your research question. What do you
know about the research problem that you did not know before you
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