Tutor profile: Aj P.
How can I craft a persuasive argument on a topic I know little about?
You may benefit from forming your prospective argument using Aristotle's rhetorical appeals: logos, ethos, and pathos. Can you make a convincing argument using facts and logic (logos)? And can you back your position with a credible character (ethos)? What about playing to your reader's emotions (pathos)? Using this rhetorical triangle can go a long way to convince others of pretty much anything!
Subject: Library and Information Science
Where should I look for information to write a literature review on health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Depending on your populations and health outcomes of interest, research databases such as PubMed, PsycInfo, and CINAHL may be appropriate. Due to rapidly changing nature of this research body, you may wish to monitor the recent publications of JAMA, NEJM, the Lancet, and other current peer-reviewed journals with a broad scope.
What statistical test should be run on numerical data to determine if there is a significant difference between two independent groups?
If the numerical data is parametric, then a simple t test can be run. If the data is not parametric, either a Mann-Whitney U test or a Wilcoxon's rank sum test can be run, depending on other factors.