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A1.4.b.
Interpretation of Findings
The interpretation of this process helped me to find that by running the statistics program
called Descriptives, It allowed me to compute the mean, minimum, and maximum for all the
participants or cases on all variables to examine the data. I also found that the syntax or log
appeared above the table and it is useful for checking what I requested to do and for running or
rerunning advanced statistics.
Figure 4: Descriptive Statistics
A1.5, Application Problem, Preparing Descriptive Statistics I
a.
Compute the N, minimum, maximum, and mean for all the variables in the college
student data file.
Figure 5 Outputs shows the N, minimum, maximum, and the mean
for all variables in the college student data.
b.
How many students have complete data?
The answer is 47
c.
Identify any statistics on the output that are not meaningful. Explain your opinions.
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e. What about the average height of the same sex parent?
The answer is 66.7800

f. What percentage of students are male? The answer is 1.48

g. What percentage have children? The answer is .52.

Figure 5: Outputs 1
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SPSS for Intermediate Statistics; Use and
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Morgan, G. A., Leech, N., Gloeckner, G., Barrett, K. C. (2013).
IBM SPSS for Introductory
Statistics
(5th Ed.). Routledge: New York, NY.
Newton, R. R., Rudestam, K. E. (1999).
Your statistical consultant: Answers to your data
analysis question
s. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA.
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