# A quantitative research study requires a numerical measure on the dependent vari

A quantitative research study requires a numerical
measure on the dependent variable. A quantitative measure is based on a scale.
For example, say you are interested in measuring creativity of students. Search
the internet, Google Scholar, journal articles, and/or the library to find an
instrument that best matches your topic. For example, if your topic was
“creativity,” you may want to try key terms such as; creativity measure,
sure it is a good fit.
Then using the what you learned in the course, write a
research question and testable null hypothesis that may be considered for your
Research Question, Null hypothesis, Independent variable, Dependent variable,
Quantitative Instrument, Participants, Statistical test, the reason for
conducting the study and how it would glorify our Lord Jesus Christ).
For example:
Degree Program: PhD in Higher Education.
Research Question: Is there is a difference in
creative problem-solving of high school students who participate in a First
Robotic Lego League club and those who do not participate in a First Robotic
Lego League club?
Null Hypothesis: There is no significant difference in
creative problem-solving scores of high school students who participate in a
First Robotic Lego League club and those who do not participate in a First
Robotic Lego League club.
Independent variable: First Robotic Lego League club
participation
Dependent variable: Creative problem-solving scores
Instrument (Scale): Creativity and Problem-Solving
Aptitude Test
Participants: Middle school students in the Fairfax
Country School System
Statistical Test: Independent Samples t-test
Why would you like to conduct this study? I am a
science teacher in Fairfax County. Over the last few years I have sponsored the
First Robotic Lego League club at my school. When interacting with my club
students, I have observed that they are willing to spend hours to solve a
problems related to their robotics challenge. This hands-on science experience
appears to build confidence, grow their knowledge about science, and appears to
develop creative problem solving. Some of my students’ solutions have amazed
me. For example, one of the robotic competitions challenges required that the
robot, etc…
How would your study glorify our Lord Jesus Christ
(include scripture)? In the beginning, God created, thus God is creative. The
bible states in Genesis 1:27 (NIV), “So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” I
believe that God made us after His own image and placed in us all the attributes
of creativity. Creativity is etc…

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