Applying Statistical Concepts

Assignment: Data Visualization (Histograms, Pie Charts, and Scatterplots) (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to create and edit histograms, pie charts, and scatterplots in SPSS. 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 …

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Assignment: Basic Data Transformation (Recode, Reverse Code, Calculating Totals) (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to recode a string variable into a numeric variable, reverse code a numeric variable, and calculate a total score. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is …

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Assignment: Selecting Cases / Calculating Statistics for Subgroups (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students will use SPSS to compare two subgroups (men and women) using three different methods: select cases, split file, and explore. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given …

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Assignment: Working with Syntax (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn create syntax commands by typing them and by using the paste function, and they will learn how to save the syntax file in SPSS format and pdf format. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be …

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Assignment: Creating a Data Set, Calculating Descriptive Statistics (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn the basics of SPSS, including how to create a new data file or open an existing data file, enter data, calculate descriptive statistics, and save data and output files. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to …

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Assignment: Correlation (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to calculate the Pearson Product-Moment correlation using SPSS and how to interpret the output. 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 …

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Assignment: t-test for Independent Means/Samples (SPSS)

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 …

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Assignment: t-test for Dependent/Paired Samples (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to use SPSS to compare dependent groups using the dependent samples t-test and using confidence intervals for the difference of the means. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset …

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Assignment: Single Sample t-test (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to use SPSS to conduct a single sample t-test and calculate a confidence interval and how to interpret the output for both. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset …

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The Price is Right for Confidence Intervals

Dr. Alexis Grosofsky uses a game from The Price is Right to illustrate confidence intervals (CIs). The game can demonstrate the idea behind how a CI works. Students often find conceptual materials more difficult than computational – a concrete example helps make the concept of a confidence interval more understandable (and memorable). The video clips …

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Activity: Evaluating Statistical Information: Product Selection

This activity gives students practice evaluating statistical information by placing them in the role of a therapist who needs to purchase software for her practice. It also helps show students the value of understanding concepts from research/statistics in contexts other than doing research. This activity should take approximately 15-20 minutes. Students could work individually or …

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Assignment: Creating a Conference Poster on Sex Differences (SPSS)

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students conduct a literature review, analyze data using an independent samples t-test and a confidence interval, create a grouped frequency distribution and a histogram, write a research report, and create a PowerPoint poster. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was …

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