You may use some of the author’s own words to summarize the article, but avoid lengthy direct quotes (e.g., copying multiple sentences or paragraphs verbatim). You should not exceed the limit of 600 words. This is a situation where more is not better.

Step 1: Write Section 1 of the DAA

Provide a context of the journal article.

Include a definition of the specified variables (predictor, outcome) and corresponding scales of measurement.

Specify the sample size of the data set.

Discuss why the journal article is relevant to your career specialization.

Step 2: Write Section 2 of the DAA

Discuss the assumptions of the statistical test used in the journal article.

If possible, identify information in the article that provides information on how these assumptions were tested.

If no information on assumptions is provided, consider this as a limitation of the reported study.

Step 3: Write Section 3 of the DAA

Specify a research question related to the journal article.

Articulate the null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis.

Specify the alpha level if it is provided in the article.

Step 4: Write Section 4 of the DAA

Report the results of the statistical test using proper APA guidelines. This includes:

The statistical notation (e.g., r, t, or F).

The degrees of freedom.

The statistical value of r, t, or F, and the p value.

Also report the effect size and interpretation it if one is provided.

Interpret the test statistic against the null hypothesis.

Step 5: Write Section 5 of the DAA

Discuss the conclusions of the statistical test as it relates to the research question.

Conclude with an analysis of the strengths and limitations of the study reported in the journal article.

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