As you work through this SPSS exercise, consider the application of the correlation and regression analysis to your research topic.
To prepare for this Application:
- Review the assigned pages in Chapter 16 in the course text Research Methods in the Social Sciences. FRANKFORT-NACHMIAS, CHAVA 2008
- Review the video program for this week, located in the Learning Resources.
- Review Lessons 31 and 33 in the course text Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data.
- Access the gss04student_corrected dataset in the Course Information area of the classroom to use for this Application https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201570_27/XX_RSCH/RSCH_8201/Course%20Information/Course%20Information/embedded/gss04student_corrrected.sav
- Craft up to a one page double-spaced write up of the statistical results (include any additional pages needed for any APA tables or graphs and the SPSS syntax and output) in which you do the following:
- State the statistical assumptions for this test.
- Using the data set you have selected, choose two continuous or metric variables for which you would like to test a relationship.
- Develop the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.
- Use SPSS to calculate a correlation coefficient and a simple linear regression. You can decide which should be the independent (predictor) variable and which should be the dependent (criterion) variable.
- Decide whether to reject or retain the null hypothesis.
- Generate a scatterplot to visually assess the relationship between two variables.
- Generate syntax and output files in SPSS. You will need to copy and paste these into your Application document.
- Based on your SPSS analysis, report the results using correct APA format. Your report should include the following:
- SPSS syntax and output files