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Developing the Data Analysis Plan

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Developing the Data Analysis Plan

Research Question(s): “How does Teletherapy affect access to mental health services for

vulnerable populations?”

Hypotheses (Alternate only): The availability of teletherapy improves access to mental health

services for vulnerable populations.

Design (Two to three words): Quasi-experimental research design

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Sample Description

When describing the sample’s characteristics, univariate descriptive statistics are used. For

each of the variables used to describe your sample, identify the level of measurement and

the statistical test in Table 1 below. Please be mindful that for variables at the interval/ratio

level (continuous), the convention is to report a measure of central tendency and a measure

of dispersion.

Table 1. Describing the Sample

Demographic Variable

Age

Level of Measurement

Continuous-Ratio level

Statistical Test(s)

Mean, standard deviation,

correlation analysis, and

regression

Income

Continuous-Ratio level

Mean, standard deviation, and

regression

Education

Categorical level

Frequency distributions and

Chi-squared tests

Demographic Variable

Level of Measurement

Statistical Test(s)

Gender

Categorical level

Chi-squared tests

Geographical location

Categorical level

Cross-tabulations and Chisquared tests

Will any inferential procedure (Chi-Square, Independent t-test) be used to assess group

equivalence? If so, …

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