This is a minor project that requires only one paragraph, however it needs to be completed by 6am Monday 4th April, Australian Eastern Standard time. Approx 20 hours from now. Instructions listed below with files attached.
You need to complete the following task that was set by a fictitious
absent-minded professor. You can find the dataset you need to analyse
on the course website, in the course Assessments area. All you need to
provide in your submission is the Data paragraph. DO NOT include
the paragraphs already provided. Your assessment must be
submitted through Turnitin and must follow the writing guidelines
prescribed by the American Psychological Association (6th edn).
I’m just about to send the job satisfaction article off to the Australian and New Zealand
Journal of Criminology. The article presents findings from our study that examines whether
levels of job satisfaction vary by an officer’s rank. We interviewed sworn law enforcement
officers from all seven state law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Australia. Interviewees were classified as belonging to one of five ranks (i.e., Inspector, Superintendent, Commissioner, Constable, or Sergeant) and we established their level of job satisfaction using the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS). We compared five ranks of officers from LEAs across Australia in terms of satisfaction levels and found significant differences. Anyway, in a last minute scan I noticed there’s a paragraph missing in the manuscript. Can you write it for me, please?
You just need to send me the Data paragraph. Don’t send me any of the other
paragraphs. Remember, this paragraph typically serves three main purposes. First, we need
to describe the data in way that the reader is in a position to judge whether our sample is a
reasonable representation of the phenomenon we’re talking about. If every study of job
satisfaction shows geographic variation, but our sample is comprised of officers from only
one state then our results may not be generalisable to the larger population of all Australia
officers. Given that I’ve already written the Literature Review and described the samples of
other studies there, you don’t need to make comments about them in your paragraph. We'll
rely on interested readers to make the comparisons – but as I recall, there are no big
The second purpose of the Data is to flag whether there might be assumption violations for
any inferential technique that we used in our analysis. However, we don’t have to make
comments about particular violations (if found) in the Data paragraph. Again, we can save
that discussion for the Methods section. Regardless, I don’t think there were any issues of this kind in our study.
The final purpose of the Data paragraph is to comment on any data recording issues, like
missing values, outliers, etc.