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Lab#__________
Name___________________
Section 30__5____
Partner: _______________
Homework #1
Due Feb. 2nd or 3rd.
BE SURE YOU READ THE HOMEWORK INFORMATION HANDOUT!!
You must have the header
information at the top of YOUR homework.
Even though you may have a partner, each of you must turn
in a separate, NOT a Xerox copy, of this assignment.
NOTE:
there is no reason for you not to do well on this assignment, you just have to ask for help.
The graders
and instructors are willing to explain any and all of the answers.
REMEMBER, however, a copy of the existing
solutions turned in as homework will be given a ZERO.
2
nd
Note:
you should ALWAYS read the solutions (they will be posted by Friday mornings) because there will be
extra comments and maybe problems that are not part of the assignment.
This will help you to understand the
material which will help you on your exams.
You will be using the
F04survey.sav
for most of this homework.
The link takes you to the Class Notes page.
Please RIGHT click on the dataset name and save it on your machine.
You may use the
Summaries and Graphs
handout on the
Class Notes
pages if you don’t know what to do SPSS.
Please open Word and SPSS.
In SPSS,
open F04survey.sav.
You must copy the SPSS output using
Copy Objects
into your Word document.
1. Run
Graphs
Interactive
Bar.
Click on
class
and move it into the Xaxis box, then click
Percent
and
move it into the Yaxis box.
Click
Ok
.
What is the shape of this distribution?
Why?
Describe the variable
class
.
2. In this problem we will be looking at the
learning
variable.
What type of variable (data) is
learning
?
What
summary number(s) and graphs would you use to describe
learning
?
Run
Analyze
Descriptive Statistics
Frequencies
, click
learning
and
►
to
move it into the Variable box
.
Click
Charts,
•
Bar,
•
Percentages,
Continue
then
Ok
and describe the variable
learning
.
3. Run
Analyze
Descriptive Statistics
Frequencies
.
Click
age
and
►
to move the variable into the
‘Dependent List’.
Click
Statistics,
√
Quartiles, Mean, Median, Std. deviations, Variance, Range, Minimum,
and
Maximum
then
Continue.
Click
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