A Study On The Research Design

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The research design used in this study was correlational. The correlational design allows the determination of existence or degree of relationship between two variables. In this study gender was used as the nominal independent variable and hours spent in in Pinterest weekly was the dependent variable. The correlational research method was chosen because it allows relevant evidence to be collected and the data collected is directly related to the research question. This type of study manages variations, identifies relationships between variables, and produces answer to the research question. The purpose of the research had to reflect on the research design in order to reveal whether or not there was a statistical significance, in this case…show more content…
The survey was distributed by email, text, paper format, and mobile applications, and data was collected by researches in the same way. Data cleaning was included throughout the process of this correlational study, and it included checking for duplicate data and checking for internal consistency. Data editing and omission was used while analyzing data and some statistical outliers were found, this explains why some of the collected information about other networks was not mentioned in the statistical test results. Data analysis included descriptive statistics about the sample, and the statistical analysis included a T-test and a Pearson r Correlation test.

Data analysis was performed to provide support for whether or not gender affects the number of hours spent on Pinterest. The data analysis was performed in excel, where the mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, chi-squared value, and Pearson’s r correlational value were calculated; and graphs were made accordingly.
Mean, Median, Mode, Range, and Standard
The data analysis focused mainly on the number of hours each participant in the study spent a week on Pinterest. From that data we were able to calculate the mean, median, mode, range, and standard deviation for both males and females, as shown in Table 1 in Appendix B below. The mean shows the average amount of hours for each gender that was spent on
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