MPA625 M7D1: Henry Ford Jones & Universal Principles Part 1

Each part has to have at least 500 Words

Use Question/ Answer format.

In this activity, you will critically evaluate the information provided in the Hubbard & Meyer (2013) article. It is important to remember to provide objective responses that include evidence to support your rationale.

For this activity, first read the following article:

Hubbard, R. & Meyer, C. K. (2013). The rise of statistical significance testing in public administration research and why this is a mistake (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Journal of Business & Behavioral Sciences, 25(1), pp. 4-20. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=90141348&site=eds-live&scope=site

Consider the statement as cited in Hubbard and Meyer, 2013, p. 12: “Thus, for example, Henry Ford Jones wrote in the early twentieth century that a goal of political science should be to provide ‘universal principles permanent in their applicability’ (Ross, 1991, p. 288).”

Respond to the following:

  • What is wrong with this statement?
  • In addition to and apart from what you have identified about what is wrong with the statement, determine and discuss why Henry Ford Jones’s views are inherently biased.

M7D2: P-Values or Not? Part 2

Each part has to have at least 500 Words

Use Question/ Answer format.

In this activity, you will provide a critical analysis of the Hubbard & Meyer (2013) article concerning the usefulness of P-values in the public sector. You will use what you have learned about data analysis and generating conclusions to analyze and generate conclusions about Hubbard & Meyer’s article. It is important to remember to provide objective responses that include evidence to support your rationale.

For this activity, first read the following article:

Hubbard, R. & Meyer, C. K. (2013). The rise of statistical significance testing in public administration research and why this is a mistake (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Journal of Business & Behavioral Sciences, 25(1), pp. 4-20. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=90141348&site=eds-live&scope=site

Respond to the following:

  • Provide a critical analysis of this article. Determine whether you agree or disagree with Hubbard & Meyer’s theory about the P-value. Identify and explain any gaps in the research or data contained in the article.
  • Suggest ways to improve/disprove this argument, according to your position. Identify information that would strengthen or weaken the argument. Include evidence to support your rationale.