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    locate one scholarly research article that uses either T-test, ANOVA, Chi-Square, Correlation, or Regression analysis as its primary data analysis procedure and answer the following questions:
    •What is the intended purpose of the study?
    •How does the research questions/hypotheses address the problem as detailed by the researcher?
    •How does the content in the purpose statement and research questions define the methodology used in the study?
    •How was the data collected and analyzed?
    •What was the benefit of using the selected statistical test?
    •What was the outcome of the study?

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    Article:
    Martinez, L.S. and Lewis, N. (2016) A Mediation Model to Explain the Effects of Information Seeking from Media and Interpersonal Sources on Young Adults' Intention to Use Marijuana. International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 1809-1832. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/4402/1622

    The purpose of the study was to test a model derived from the literature about how the information seeking behavior of young adults is related to their intention to use marijuana.

    The major hypothesis (H1) is that individuals who seek out more information about marijuana are more likely to express an intent to use the substance subsequently. Secondary hypotheses are that this behavior is mediated by various attitudes (H2) as well as by perceived norms and perceptions (H3). These relationships have been suggested in previous research that forms the basis for the overarching ...

    Solution Summary

    This is a brief review of a scholarly article reporting the results of a large-scale sample survey of young adults. Regression analysis was employed to test a theoretically defined model relating information seeking behavior related to marijuana with subsequent intent to use the drug.

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