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Running head: DATA PRESENTATION PART III

Data Presentation Part III


Kelly Talbert
Wayne State University
SW 4810

Professor Harrison
December 15, 2014
Data Presentation Part III
The demographic information for this sample was received upon intake (i.e., age and
gender). At intake the men and women completed a 25 item self-report to assess serious
behavioral incidents as a result from the trauma. The items examined included depression,
cutting, suicidal ideations, flashbacks, and fear.
Upon completion of the intake men and women were divided into treatment groups. The
treatment groups are new treatment and routine treatment. Data was gathered in regards to the
number of traumas, treatment groups, and the number of serious behavior incidents.
The data presented examined the descriptive statistic of the demographic characteristics
of the sample. The analysis showed that 50 people were involved in this study. The participants

of the study were 25 males and 25 females. The ages of these participants range from 20-30. The
gender of the sample is presented in table one.
Table 1: Demographic Characteristics of the Sample
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_______________________________________________________________________n(%)__
Gender
Male

25 (50%)

Female

25 (50%)

Mean

SD

Age (in years)

50

10.8

1.98

Number of traumas

50

2.7

2.19

Bivariate Analysis
This study was performed with the intention to learn if everyday traumas affect men and
women differently. The study examined the number of traumas, treatment groups, and serious
behavior incidents. Three research questions were composed for this study. The questions
consisted of Null Hypothesis and Alternative Hypothesis. The results of the questions will be
provided below. An alpha or rejection level of 0.05 will be used for all tests.
Research Question 1: Is there a correlation between age and number of traumas?

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Null Hypothesis 1: There is not a correlation between age and number of traumas?
Alternative Hypothesis: There is a correlation between age and number of traumas.
Independent Variable: Age
Dependent Variable: Number of Traumas
A correlation analysis was completed to find if there was a relationship between age and
number of traumas. The findings showed that there was a positive correlation between age and
number of traumas. The positive correlation indicates that as age increases the number of
traumas are also expected to increase. The findings also revealed that there is not a statistical
significant correlation between age and number of traumas. The null hypothesis would be
accepted with this correlation.
A cross tabulation for chi-square was completed to find if a relationship is between a
treatment group for men and woman. Results showed that 25 people participated in each type of
treatment group. The parson chi-square indicate that gender and treatment groups are not
significantly different (x2=3.92, df=1, p>.05). The null hypothesis will be accepted due to
treatment groups are independent of gender. The results indicated the same for male of female if
they were in a new treatment or routine treatment group.
Research Question 2: Is there a dependency between gender and treatment groups?
Null Hypothesis: Treatment groups are independent of gender.
Alternative Hypothesis: Treatment groups are dependent of gender.
Independent Variable: Gender
Dependent Variable: Treatment groups

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To determine the T-test men and woman were related to serious behavioral incidents a
statistical analysis was completed. An independent T-test was used to compare the means of two
groups. There was no significant difference found between the number of serious behavioral
incidents between male and female. The analysis of the T-test showed no difference between
number of serious behavioral incidents and gender ( t= -.077, df=40, p>.05). The null hypothesis
is rejected for the statistical analysis.
Research Question 3: There is a difference in serious behavior incidents between men and
women?
Null Hypothesis: There is not a difference in serious behavior incidents between men and
woman.
Alternative Hypothesis: There is a difference in serious behavior incidents between men and
women.
Implications
The findings of this study showed that clients who completed new treatment and routine
treatment, there was no difference regarding gender. Results of the data analysis also showed that
as age increased number of traumas would likely increase. For future research this data should
review strategies and therapies provided in the routine groups and the new treatment groups. The
improvement of theses strategies and therapies provided in the treatment groups may show a
significant differences between male and females.

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Reference

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Rubin, A.(2013). Statistics for Evidence Based Practice and Evaluation (3rd ed.).
Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole