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RSCH 8201 Week 8 Assignment 2: Week 8

Introduction

For the second assignment due in week 8, you are asked to find a quantitative article related to either correlation or bivariate regression. In the Week 1 assignment guide we went over:

  • picking an appropriate database
  • evaluating what you find

This guide will demonstrate:

  • how to search for a quantitative research article that includes either correlation or bivariate regression.

Correlation & bivariate regression

Correlation and bivariate regression studies can be found in just about any field of study. Below you will find an example in a business database; however, this search strategy can be used in any of the Library databases. For more information on choosing an appropriate database and search terms to fit your research interests, please refer to the Week 1 assignment guide.

 

This search will demonstrate how to find correlation or bivariate regression studies on leadership and performance in the Business Source Complete database.

1. On the Library Homepage, click the Research by Subject drop-down.
 


 

2. Click on Business & Management.

3. Click on Business & Management databases tab and then select Business Source Complete

Note: If you have not already logged in to the Library databases, you will be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.

4. Once you are in the database, go to the first search box and enter:

Correlation OR Bivariate Regression

Note: Connecting these terms with OR tells the database to search for either of these terms.

5. In the second search box enter a topic of interest to you. For example:

Leadership

6. In the third search box you may enter an additional topic of interest. For example:

Performance

Here is what your search boxes should look like:

 

7. To limit your results to only peer-reviewed articles, go below the search boxes and click in the box under Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

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8. Then click on the Search button to run your search.

9. Look through the results to make sure that the article includes correlation and/or bivariate regression. For more information on evaluating what you find, please refer to the evaluate your results section of the Week 1 assignment guide.

More information

The following searches and resources provide more information on correlation and regression:

Here are the steps to search inside SAGE Research Methods Online for more information on correlation:

1.  From the Library homepage, click the Start Your Research link in the toolbar along the top of the page.

Start Your Research link circled on the Lib. websi

2. In the Search by Type box, select the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias link, and then click on the brown Encyclopedias & Handbooks tab from the column on the left side of your screen.

3. In the top Find Encyclopedias and Handbooks box, click on the Sage Research Methods Online link.

4. Type the method into the search box:

correlation

5. Click the Search button.

You will now see your results with a definition of the correlation method above the results list. It will look like this:

 

 

Search inside SAGE Research Methods Online for more information on bivariate regression:

1.  From the Library homepage, click the Start Your Research link in the toolbar along the top of the page.

Start Your Research link circled on the Lib. websi

2. In the Search by Type box, select the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias link, and then click on the  brown Encyclopedias & Handbooks tab from the column on the left side of your screen.

3. In the top Find Encyclopedias and Handbooks box, click on the Sage Research Methods Online link.

4. Type the method into the search box:

bivariate regression

5. Click the Search button.

You will now see your results with a definition of the bivariate regression method above the results list. It will look like this: