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Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion with SPSS

The statistics for this week become the basis for several other tests you may do. These are the foundational concepts of statistics.

To prepare for this Application:

Review Chapter 15 and Appendix E in the course text Research Methods in the Social Sciences.

Review the video programs for this week, located in the Learning Resources.

Review Lessons 19 and 21 in the course text Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data.

Select one of the data sets from the GSS data disk to use for this Application.

Select one variable that is measured as a continuous variable (age, Likert scale item, etc.) and one that is measured on a nominal scale (marital status, ethnicity, etc.).

The assignment:

State the statistical assumptions of this test.

Using the data set and variables you have selected, use SPSS to calculate the following:

Mean

Median

Mode

Range

Minimum

Maximum

Standard deviation

Generate syntax and output files in SPSS. You will need to copy and paste these into your Application document.

Use one kind of chart (any kind) to describe the data

Based on your SPSS analysis, craft a 2- to 3-page report of the results using correct APA format. Your report should include:

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I do not see that this site allows attachments. Please provide email address to send dataset file if this will not violate site rules. You can also suggest other means of sending the file.

Received your new question. I'd do the analysis and write down the interpretation of the t-test and attach the relevant files. You may then re-format or re-word it to meet the paper requirements.

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Here's a part of the third question. Would you recommend using the same dataset file or a different one? I will post post question normally.

Craft a 5- to 7-page paper in which you do the following:

State the statistical assumptions of this test.

Given a data set, select an independent variable with two or more levels and a dependent variable.

Develop the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis for main effects.

Using SPSS, calculate an ANOVA. Include a post hoc test.

Report on the p value and the confidence interval.

Interpret the confidence interval.

Decide whether to reject or retain the null hypothesis based on main effects and/or post-hoc statistical tests.

Generate syntax and output files in SPSS. You will need to copy and paste these into your Application document.

Based on your SPSS analysis, report the results using correct APA format. Include results for post hoc tests where appropriate. Your report should include the following: