# As you continue to review SPSS, statistics are important in assessing....

As you continue to review SPSS, statistics are important in assessing development and comparisons between groups (means). In SPSS, two group means can be compared to assess differences. You will watch the tutorial on how to do an SPSS independent-samples t-test and confidence intervals, and then perform an independent-samples t-test.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

Review “SPSS Access Instructions” for information on how to access SPSS for this assignment.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Directions:

View the following:

1  SPSS for Beginners 6c: Independent-samples t-tests and Confidence Intervals available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOH46VVm1Uo

Open SPSS and do the following:

1  Enter the data from the table below.

2  Obtain an output (as in the tutorials).

3  In the output document, highlight the independent-samples test table.

4  Submit the highlighted output to your instructor.

I am making this announcement to clarify the expectations for the upcoming assignment using SPSS.

In the description of the assignment, it says you should be able to answer some basic questions about the outputs. It doesn’t give you the questions. However, I would like you to look at the outputs, the data sets, and the categories given and formulate some basic questions. Numerals with out meaning are simply abstract patterns of ink on a page. Look at the relationships between the mean, standard deviation, highest values, lowest values, frequencies and ask yourself how all of this fits in terms of a standard distribution. For example, did anyone notice that the mean of a data set does not have to exist within a data set as a frequency? Are the mean between the categories significantly different?

Get back into your undergraduate statistics book and review the descriptive statistics and what they mean. What do they do and how do they relate to one another. Provide some commentary about the data sets, statistical outcomes, and the kind and strengths of the claims that could be made based on what is there.

The instructions required an APA paper which SPSS in its output form does not supply. Look at 5.07-5.19 Tables FormattingSee APA Style Guide (pp. 128-150) to know what lines can be visible and other features that should be done. Yes, this means you have to take the information from the SPSS tables and plug it into those you create in word by inserting and formatting your tables. The figures will be fine to insert at .jpg.

This assignment should really not take more than 30 minutes to complete. It might take some longer if their pagination know-how in Word is low. But this is a good chance to learn how to format tables for APA.