HW 2 2011

# HW 2 2011 - DUE September 7 2011 NAME Morgan Bailey HDF...

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HDF 315L Homework Assignment #2: Understanding variables Part A Description of the data Researchers asked college students to rate the seriousness of various behaviors that may be regarded as sexually harassing when the behaviors are performed by college students. Ratings were from 1 (not serious) to 5 (very serious). One of the behaviors was “attempted or actual kissing.” The researches were interested in gender differences in perceptions regarding sexual harassment. Making a prediction Before examining the data below, predict the results you will obtain. Note that your prediction in not right or wrong. Rather, it represents your best guess as to the outcomes you will obtain. After you perform the calculations, you will be able to determine whether the data support your prediction. 1. Circle the choice that best describes your prediction regarding the seriousness that females and males attribute to attempted or actual kissing as a form of sexual harassment. A. Males and females are about the same. B. Females view it as more serious that males view it. C. Males view it as more serious than females view it. Data* The scores (from 5 to 1) are given in Table 1 for the males and in Table 2 for the females. Table 1. Scores for males on seriousness of attempted or actual kissing (5 = most serious) 5 4 3 3 5 5 5 4 2 3 5 5 5 2 5 3 5 2 5 3 4 5 5 1 4 3 5 5 4 4 4 2 5 4 2 5 3 4 5 2 5 5 2 5 4 5 2 5 3 5 4 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 3 Table 2. Scores for females on seriousness of attempted or actual kissing (5 = most serious) 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4

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## This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course HDF 315L taught by Professor Anderson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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HW 2 2011 - DUE September 7 2011 NAME Morgan Bailey HDF...

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