CrossTabulation Problems:

1. Open SPSS GSS2008 data set (available on Canvas under DataSet Folder) and perform the followings:

a. Form hypotheses that state:

i. Do men and women differ in terms of their views on Capital punishment for murder? Put CapPun in Row, Sex in Column

ii. Do views on capital punishment vary by race? Variables: CapPun and Race

iii. Are Democrats more likely than Republicans to support Social Security?

Variables: NatSoc and PartyID

iv. Are people from the south more likely than people from the northeast to oppose gun permits? Variables: GunLaw and Region

v. Do views about taxes vary by Race? By Education (Educ4)? By Sex? What about political party affiliation (PartyID)?

vi. Does religiosity vary by age? Age5, Attend3

vii. Does happiness vary by age? Age5, Happy

b. Test each hypothesis by first stating the Null and alternative ones.

c. Report Chi-Square Value and the significant level (p calculated).

d. State your results and decisions in regard to rejecting the null hypothesis or not

e. Write brief stories (not statistical one as you do in part d) of your findings for each hypothesis

T-Test Problems:

2. Open SPSS Divorce data set (available on Canvas under DataSet Folder) and perform the followings:

a. Form hypotheses that state:

i. Do male and female experience different life changes after divorce given that those life changes are:

ii. Breakdown of physical health

iii. Emotional trauma

iv. Depression

v. Lack of sex

vi. Loss of closeness

vii. Spiritual involvement

b. Test each hypothesis by first stating the Null and alternative ones.

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c. Report T Value and the significant level (p calculated).

d. State your results and statistical decisions in regard to rejecting the null hypothesis or fail to reject the null.

e. Write brief story (not statistical one as you do in part d) of your findings for each hypothesis

General Guideline:

i. Step 1: make sure to run Frequencies on all variables listed above to understand the nature (level of measurement) of these variables.

ii. Step 2: determine which variable(s) is Independent and which one(s) is Dependent in each scenario.

iii. Step 3: State the Null & Alternative Hypotheses for each scenario

iv. Step 4: Run SPSS appropriate Statistical Procedure for each scenario

v. Step 5: Follow b thru e of each section above.

Subject | Mathematics |

Due By (Pacific Time) | 03/29/2014 12:00 am |

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