Hypothesis Testing Paper

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Hypothesis Testing Paper

Jill Holman


September 1, 2014

Jennifer Slothower

Hypothesis Testing Paper

We are seeing the influence of psychosocial stress on the course of bipolar disorder being increasingly recognized. Child adversity is not just a topic that is discussed, but is a topic that is real in the society in which we live. Child adversity can hit close to home. A child experiences this by being in a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Situations of these types are terrible to see and can affect the child, but just not as children. These types of situations could include: verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, parental death, bullying, or even poverty. The effects of these types of situations can carry on into an individual's adulthood as well as concerning his/her physical and mental well-being. See what we are looking into is not just child adversity, but another topic as well.

The question being asked is, "Does early child adversity make bipolar disorder more likely?" Individuals have their own views and opinions on this topic and question. In this hypothesis testing, a description of the research issue and a hypothesis statement, regarding the research hypothesis and the null hypothesis will be addressed. For the accuracy of the research issue, the population will have to be determined and the sampling method to help in generating the sample. The data will be described as to how it was collected, the level of measurement, and the statistical technique used in helping of the task of analyzing the data. All these steps will help in the explanation of the findings.

Early Child Adversity and the Bipolar Disorder

In understanding the meaning of child adversity, we want to look at the meaning of the term, bipolar disorder. Here we...