Case2 – BASIC STATISTICAL MEASRES
Please read the following research paper (available in School’s e-library):
Turel, O., and Zhang, J. (2010) Does virtual team composition matter? Trait and problem-solving configuration effects on team performance. Behaviour & Information Technology, 29 (14), 363–375.
Based on the above information, write a paper, addressing the following issues:
- What are the key research questions in this study? Summarize the key findings in this paper.
- Describe the measures used, their level (interval, ratio, ordinal, etc.), and the their descriptive statics (of central tendency and spread).
- Why does the “standard performance” have a mean of zero? A standard deviation of one?
- Were the provided descriptive statics appropriate for the types data? Why?
- What was a key issue the authors faced in their analysis? Why is it an issue? And how did they deal with it?
Please organize your paper in a scholarly way. Add section titles when necessary. Explain your logic and when appropriate, use external sources with proper citations. Conclude your report with a paragraph or so evaluating the entire exercise in terms of what you have learned and your reflections on the topic.
The paper is usually between 5 and 12 pages long. ( 6 PAGES)
- Student is able to understand the key research questions in this paper.
- Student is able to identify and interpret descriptive statistics in the paper; as well as issues and solutions related to normality.
- Student answers the questions with clarity, depth and critical thinking.
- Completeness and coherence: Chain of thought is easy to follow.
- Student uses relevant evidence and additional papers/resources to support the propositions.
- Paper is clearly written with appropriate format. Reference list is complete. Citation is properly done.
BASIC STATISTICAL MEASURES
On measures of central tendency:
- Dietz, D., Barr, C. D., & Çetinkaya-Rundel, M. (2016). OpenIntro statistics, 3rd ed.
(The textbook is available under a Creative Commons license. Visit openintro.org for a free PDF, to download the textbook’s sources, or for more information about the license.)
Chapters 2, 3, and 4.
- Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4HAYd0QnRc
- Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAekTsenqPI
On the Normal distribution