In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to use SPSS to compare two independent groups using the independent samples* t*-test and using confidence intervals for the difference of the means. Students also write a research report with their results. A detailed grading rubric is included.

This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given on the assignment). The handout includes instructions on how to use SPSS to conduct the test, and to interpret output.

This assignment should take 30-60 minutes for students to complete.

We strongly encourage our students to complete these assignments in groups of 2-3 students.

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