DQ6 There are, generally speaking, two kinds of statistics researchers use in an

There are, generally speaking, two kinds of statistics researchers use in analyzing their data, descriptive and inferential statistics. Please explain what they are and how they are used and interpreted.
We use only nominal variables in Chi-square Analysis and interval/ratio (ordinal and scaled) variables in most other analyses such as Correlation, Analysis of Variance, and Multivariate Regression. This is why it’s important to know how variables are measured before they are analyzed. Please explain how Chi-square is used and interpreted with nominal variables and how Correlation is used and interpreted with interval variables.
When we analyze a hypothesis (or a relationship between two variables) using a statistical analysis technique, we will get a sig. score (also called P score or statistical significance score) that is either =.05. If we get a sig. of P score that is =.05, we usually conclude that we have not found a statistically significant relationship. How do you interpret P=.04 and P=.11? Do you see any problems in using the .05 standard in explaining the statistical findings regarding a researcher’s hypotheses?
Please list the questions first before discussing them. You are encouraged to think for yourself and express your own views. But if you don’t have enough knowledge of related concepts, you must use the textbooks and lectures as sources for your discussion. You are expected also to write clearly and professionally, use complete sentences and paragraphs, and give credit to original sources if they are used. Your discussion of these questions, as a whole, should be about one page long, if written in a double-spaced, 12-font, Word document. At least one full paragraph should be written separately for each question (2 or 3 sentences are not a full paragraph) and make sure you organize your answers under the questions you discuss.
Create your initial post on the DQ 7 Discussion Board in response to the following information:
First watch the video The Media Bias Chart Organizes the Political News Landscape: https://www.newsy.com/stories/the-media-bias-chart-organizes-the-political-news-landscape/. Then choose a political news story that is widely covered by a variety of media this week. Using the chart from the video, select 3 different media sources and compare and contrast how are covering the same story. Is there any difference in the coverage? IF yes, what accounts for the differences in treatment? Are they bias towards one political party (or left leaning vs right leaning)? How can you tell? Next, check out a media watchdog group’s site such as
What impact do you think media bias in political news has on Americans and should anything be done about it?
DQ 10. Create your initial post, 3-4 well crafted paragraphs, on the DQ 10 Discussion Board in response to the following questions:
In your last discussion I would like you to reflect on all that we have learned about discretionary decision making in criminal justice. As you do, please tell the class where you believe we have been most successful in controlling discretion. Why do you think so? Please provide empirical evidence from the course readings to support your case. Where do you think we have the most room to improve in controlling discretionary decision making in order to improve criminal justice outcomes? Please answer this question in no less than five paragraphs.
After posting, return to the board and read over the posts of your fellow classmates. Choose at least two classmates and create a post, between 1-2 paragraphs, responding to his/her initial post on the Discussion Board. Be sure to consult the online discussion rubric for how you will be graded.

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