Design & Data: How Do Parents Respond to Their Child’s Public Tantrums? (Observational Research/Descriptive Statistics)

Key Topics and Links to Files

  • Data Analysis Guide
  • The Many Forms of Discipline in Parents’ Bag of Tricks
    • Analyses Included: Descriptive Statistics (Frequencies; Central Tendency); Inter-observer Reliability (Cohen’s Kappa); Inter-observer Reliability (Pearson’s r); Creating a Mean; Creating a Median Split; Selecting Cases
    • Dataset
  • BONUS: Dyads at Diners (How often and how much time do same- and mixed-sex–dyads interact while eating at a diner?)
    • Analyses Included: Descriptive Statistics (Frequencies); Inter-observer Reliability (Pearson’s r); Splitting a File; Creating a Mean; One-way ANOVA
    • Dataset

The Data Analysis Guide contains all of the following:

  • Design Summary (for the chapter study and the bonus data)
    • Research Question
    • Design
    • Main Analysis
    • Other Analyses
    • Hypothesis
    • Variables (IV, DV, etc.)
    • Analysis Plan (i.e., To emphasize preregistration and open science principles, we outline the analyses students need to conduct)
  • SPSS Step-by-Step Guide to the Analyses (for chapter study only)
    • Data View
    • Variable View
    • Setting Up Your Data
    • Step-by-Step Instructions with Screenshots for all Analyses
    • Example Syntax with notations of key features
    • Example Output with notations of where to find key numbers.
    • APA Style: Example Results Section
    • APA Style: Example Table
    • APA Style: Example Figure

*Although this works as a standalone activity, it pairs best with Chapter 6 of Discovering the Scientist Within where you will find more information about the research question (including background research), the thought/decision process behind the study design, as well as key methods and statistical concepts.