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Running Head: OPTION 1: WRITING RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 1 Option 1 Writing Results and Discussion Christopher Owens Liberty University
OPTION1: WRITING RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 2 Simulated Research Study #1 As described in the research study, the study design that was used to compare MSCEIT scores for substance abusers to that of the general population was a single sample t-test. The selected sample t-test design does accurately test the null hypothesis. Based on the data provided there was accuracy by the researcher in selecting the sample t-test, because it was testing the difference in two independent samples. The research study indicates that the significance level, or alpha, for this t-test is 0.05. The results of the t-test produce a p-value, or probability value, of .000. Since the p-value is below the alpha 0.05, one can conclude that the results are statistically significant. The researcher rejects the null hypothesis, thereby supporting the alternative hypothesis. This is significant for the counseling community that counsels substance abusers because it suggests that substance abusers do have different emotional understanding than that of the general population.

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