instructp2 - 1 Project 2 Directions These are the...

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Project 2 Directions These are the directions for Project 2. Please note-each lab will have different data to analyze and compare. These are generic instructions. You will have to apply them to the appropriate variables in your data sets. I think it would be a good idea if you have a copy of the actual survey with you while you are doing the data analysis. If you don't have one, get another copy off the course website. If you need the copy, get it now. 1. Got it? Ok. I did one thing to make the data a bit easier for you to analyze, however, you will need to understand what I did for your write-up to make sense. I just recoded the IPIP scales. 1 Recoding variables means "reverse scored" in order to keep the scale consistent. For example, extro1 "I am the life of the party" describes someone high in extroversion. The extro4 item "I keep in the background" describes someone who is introverted (the opposite of extroversion), and thus, we need to reverse how that item is scored to remain consistent. Recoding allows us to be consistent, so that people should respond appropriately so that if they are "high" on extroversion, they should then be "low" on introversion (and vice versa). If we did not reverse code some of the items, the two different types of items would essentially cancel each other out A number of the labs (but not all of them) have items that require reverse coding. When you look at the column headers in the SPSS data file, you will notice that some of the names end with the letter "r". These are the items that have been reverse coded: Original value becomes Recoded value 5 1 4 2 3 3 2 4 1 5 If you look on your survey, you can compare the information in the table below with the items on the survey. Do you see why I have recoded agree1, agree3, agree5, and agree7 for example? If not, please see me during office hours or ask your lab instructor. You will need to reverse code the backwards items for your lab’s original scale. I have already done this for the personality (IPIP) items. Construct Scoring Item numbers in original scale Recoded items Extroversion High Score means high on extraversion Items 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36, 41, 46 Items 6, 16, 26, 36, 46 extro2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Agreeableness High score means agreeable Items 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 42, 47 Items 2, 12, 22, 32 agree1, 3, 5, 7 1
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Conscientiousness High score means conscientious Items 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33, 38, 43, 48 Items 8, 18, 28, 38 consc2, 4, 6, 8 Emotional stability/ Neuroticism High score means emotionally stable (opposite of neuroticism) Items 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 39, 44, 49 Items 4, 14, 24, 29, 34, 39, 44, 49 neurot1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Openness to experience High score means open to experience new things Items 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 Items 10, 20, 30 open2, 4, 6 *You may notice that some of the names are slightly "off" as compared to SPSS headings, this is due to SPSS only allowing 8 characters per name. I ended up getting rid of a letter for many of the 10th items in the scales as the extra
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course PSY 3213 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of South Florida.

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