Book to Reference
Morgan, G., Leech, N., Gloeckner, G., Barrett, K. (2020). IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics
(5th Ed.). New York, NY
Keller, T. (2012), Every Good Endeavor, Riverhead Books, Penguin Group, New York, NY
Software: IBM SPSS Grad Pack version 25 or newer is required
Interpretation Questions
Chapter 2
A1. 2.1. What steps or actions should be taken after you collect data and before you run the analyses aimed at answering your research questions or testing your research hypotheses?
A1. 2.2. Why should you label the values of nominal variables?
A1. 2.3. Why would you print a codebook or dictionary?
A1. 2.4. What do you do if you look at your data file and see words or letters instead of numbers? Why is this important to do?
A1. 2.5. Why would you use the Mean function to create a variable, as we did for the pleasure scale?
A1. 2.6. (a) Why is it important to check your raw (questionnaire) data before and after entering them into the data editor? (b) What are ways to check the data before entering them? After entering them?
SPSS Problems
Chapter 2
Using the CollegeStudentData.sav file (see Appendix A in the Morgan, Barrett, Leach and Glockner) do the following problems. Print your outputs and circle the key parts for discussion.
Compute the N, minimum, maximum, and mean for all the variables in the College StudentData.sav file. How many students have complete data? Identify any statistics on the output that are not meaningful. Explain.
What is the mean height of the students? What about the average height of the same-sex parent? What percentage of students are males? What percentage have children?
Make Sure to:
1. Attach your word document for review and grading. Other file formats are not accepted and will not be graded. Use the following filename format: LastName_BUSI820_AssignmentX.docx
2. Include an APA title block with your name, class title, date, and the assignment number.
3. Include a table of contents and a reference section. Number your pages in the footer along with the date. Include a header starting on page 2 with the Course and assignment number.
4. Write the problem number and the problem title as a level one heading (Example ‐ A.1.1: Chapter 2, Problem 2.1, and then provide your response.
5. Use level two headings with short titles for multi part questions (Example ‐ A1.1.a, Short Title, A1.1.b, Short Title II, etc.)
6. Use appropriate level headings for key elements of your discussion such as Research Questions, Hypotheses, Descriptive Statistics, Assumptions & Conditions, Interpretation, Results, and others. Your goal is to make your analysis easy to follow and logical.
7. Ensure that all tables and graphs are legible and include a figure number.
8. Carefully review your document prior to submission for formatting, flow, and readability. Keep in mind that running the statistical tests is only the first half of the challenge; you must be able to clearly communicate your findings to the reader.
Formatting Filename TitleBlock Table of Contents Reference Section Header Footer Level OneHeadings Level Two/ThreeHeadings FigureNumbers
1. 700
2. Please ensure that each section has headers and that directions are followed to a tee.
3. Add hyperlinks to each source within the reference section.
4. Avoid general statement (you must support your views with a source, you cannot in an academic paper use terms such as most people, everyone, etc. without a source that agrees with the statement)
5. Citations must include pg. numbers.
6. Direct quotes require page numbers. When you are using quotation marks it is an indication it is a direct quote thereby, in need of a page number. Anytime you use statistics, dates, years, percentages, it is a direct quote thus needing a page number.
7. Do not use “first-person” in an academic paper
8. The city and state locations of publishers are no longer required; only include those details “for works that are associated with a specific location, such as conference
9. presentations” (p. 297, section 9.31).
10. If a source was written by more than two authors, list only the first author, followed by “et al.” for the first in-text citation and all subsequent citations (APA Manual, 7th edition, p. 266).
11. Make sure you provide supporting statements to reveal why you made your recommendations.
P.S. The writer will need access to SPSS software to open two of the files.

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