Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the assigned readings and the

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the assigned readings and the instructor guidance for the week, complete the learning activity, read the Writing Center resource Writing an Article Critique (Links to an external site.)
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, view the University of Arizona Global Campus Library tutorial How to Read a Scholarly Article (Links to an external site.)
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, and review the required video
Test statistics: Crash Course statistics #26 (Links to an external site.)
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. Consider the following questions: What are the variables (sample sizes, population, treatments, etc.)? What are the inferential statistics used in this article? Were the proper steps of hypothesis testing followed?
Your article critique paper must
Determine what question(s) the authors are trying to answer by doing this research, the hypothesis being tested, and the concepts that were applied in this process.
Evaluate the article and critique the statistical analysis employed in the study.
Identify the specific statistical tests used. Were the tests appropriate for the situation and type of data?
Would you have included more and/or different variables? Explain your answer.
Examine the results, assumptions, interpretations, and limitations of the statistical study.
Interpret the findings of the author(s) using statistical concepts.
What would you have done differently? Why?
Discuss how either the statistical test(s) used in this study or the findings of this research might be useful in your future career.
The Inferential Statistics Article Critique assignment
Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style(Links to an external site.)
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Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear statement that indicates the purpose of your paper, to critique the assigned research study article.
Must use the assigned article in addition to the course text. Additional sources are optional. You may choose to include a peer-reviewed journal article about the research design or the data analysis method used in the study.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources(Links to an external site.)
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table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
The article for this assignment is:
Thakur, M. B., & Joshi, N. (2016). Analysis of self compassion and self-esteem between adolescents engaged in physical exercise in the form of gym with those having sedentary lifestyle. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 11(1), 65-75.

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