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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: DATA CODING, ENTRY, AND CHECKING

Read: Morgan, Leech, Gloeckner, & Barrett: Chapters 1 – 2, Appendices A – B

Read: Keller: Introduction – Part I

Watch: Research Questions Hypothesis and Variables

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.

Quantitative Analysis Grading Rubric:

Chapter Problems Responded completely to each question / sub-question Response well organized and easy to follow Included all required tables and graphs Conducted correct analysis Interpretation / analysis of SPSS outputs correct Conclusions from analysis correct (25 pts)—– Responded completely to each question / sub-question Response well organized and easy to follow Included all required tables and graphs Conducted correct analysis Interpretation / analysis of SPSS outputs correct Conclusions from analysis correct

Application Problem Responded Completely to each question / sub-question Response well organized and easy to follow Included all required tables and graphs Conducted correct analysis Interpretation / analysis of SPSS outputs correct Conclusions from analysis correct (42 pts)—– Responded Completely to each question / sub-question Response well organized and easy to follow Included all required tables and graphs Conducted correct analysis Interpretation / analysis of SPSS outputs correct Conclusions from analysis correct

Formatting Filename Title Block Table of Contents Reference Section Header Footer Level One Headings Level Two/Three Headings Figure Numbers (28 pts)——- Fundamental structure of the assignment requirements are fully met and necessary elements are all present.