Examine Table 4.1 in your Field textbook, page 112. Note that in addition to participant name, there are six rows, each displaying a variable and listing its content.
- In a Word document, list each of the six variables in its own row under the column labeled Variable as shown.
- After each variable, populate its row with the type of data it contains, using the information contained in the Introduction to Unit 4.
- Next, list the most appropriate measure of central tendency for that variable.
- Finally, indicate the most appropriate measure of dispersion for that variable. For example, if you were to use the variable “Name,” you would list the following:
VariableData TypeMeasure of Central TendencyMeasure of DispersionNameNominalModeHow Many Categories
Step 2: Enter the Data
- Manually enter the data from your Field textbook, page 112, Table 4.1, “Some Data With Which to Play” into SPSS.
- Save this dataset in a safe place. You will use this dataset to complete the tasks in Step 3.
Step 3: Create and Interpret Graphs
Complete Tasks 1 through 6 in your Field textbook, page 167:
- Create and interpret error bar charts (Tasks 1 and 2).
- Create and interpret error line charts (Tasks 3 and 4).
- Create and interpret scatterplots: one with a regression line and one scatterplot matrix (Tasks 5 and 6).
- Copy and paste all six charts to a Word document and add your interpretation.
Step 4: Report
- Create an APA-formatted report, detailing Step 2.
- Use subsection headings for each major substep. Make sure you include a cover page with the appropriate information, including your name.
- Support your discussion with credible research methods references (such as Field, 2018) and include an APA-formatted reference list of all sources cited in the report.
- Review the assignment scoring guide to ensure that you meet all criteria.
- Save your report as YourLastName_U4.doc and submit it along with YourLastName_U4.spv to the Unit 4 Assignment.