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 20 and 21 in the course text Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data.
- Access the gss04student_corrected dataset in the Course Information area of the classroom to use for this Application.
- Select one variable that is measured as a continuous or metric variable (age, Likert scale item, etc.) and one that is measured on a nominal scale (marital status, ethnicity, etc.).
- State the statistical assumptions of this test.
- Using the data set and variables you have selected, use SPSS to calculate the following:
- 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 up to a one page double-spaced write up of the statistical results (include any additional pages needed for any APA tables or graphs and the SPSS syntax and output). Your report should include:
- SPSS syntax and output files
- 1 chart