The prompt is as follows for the assignment:
Identify an example of a statistical research finding in a mainstream media outlet (newspaper, magazine, broadcast television, etc.) and then locate the actual study or peer-reviewed journal article that served as the basis of that media report. For help accessing scholarly resources, please visit library.fiu.edu.
Based on the information provided in the mainstream media report and the original research study, please answer the questions below:
1. The research question(s) and hypotheses
2. The independent and dependent variable(s).
3. Describe the overall design of the study (sample size, methodology, etc).
4. Summarize and evaluate the conclusion of the study author(s).
5. Identify any pertinent information regarding the actual study that was excluded from the mainstream media report