# spss practice using factorial anova models H u m a n i t i e s

spss practice using factorial anova models H u m a n i t i e s

Part 1: Factorial Analysis of Variance in SPSS

Practice using factorial  ANOVA models with SPSS and, ideally, used the Collaboration Lab to ask,  answer, and otherwise address any questions you had. In this  Assignment, you apply what you learned to answer a social research  question using factorial ANOVA.

To prepare

• Review the datasets provided.
• Construct a research question with social change implications based on one of those datasets.
• Be sure to focus on the assumptions of this test and ask yourself,  “Does it make sense to interpret the mean of this dependent variable?”
• Remember that you will need categorical predictor variables.

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The Assignment

Use SPSS to answer the research question you  constructed. Write an analysis in APA format, including title page,  references, and an appendix, that includes your data output and  addresses each of the tasks listed below. The content should be 2–3  pages, including setup of the assignment, results, and interpretation of  results. Your SPSS output should be included as an appendix.

1. What is the null hypothesis for your question?
2. What research design(s) would align with this question?
3. What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
4. What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
5. If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
7. What are the possible implications of social change?

Early in your Assignment, when you relate which  dataset you analyzed, please include the mean of the following  variables. If you are using the Afrobarometer Dataset, report the mean  of Q1 (Age). If you are using the General Social Survey Dataset, report  the mean of Age. If you are using the HS Long Survey Dataset, report the  mean of X1SES. See pages 533 and 534 in your Warner textbook for an  excellent APA-compliant write-up of a factorial analysis of variance.

# Part 2: Article Critique

The practice of quantitative research not only  involves statistical calculations and formulas but also involves the  understanding of statistical techniques related to real-world  applications. You might not become a quantitative researcher nor use  statistical methods in your profession but as a consumer, citizen, and  scholar-practitioner, it will be important for you to become a critical  consumer of research, which will empower you to read, interpret, and  evaluate the strength of claims made in scholarly material and daily  news.

For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to factorial ANOVA.

To prepare

• Review the Article Critique Assignment Guide in the Walden Library, listed in the Week 2 Learning Resources.
• Search the Walden Library for a quantitative article that applies  factorial analysis of variance. Note that sometimes these are referred  to as “two-way ANOVAs.”

#### By Day 7

The Assignment

Write a 2- to 3-page critique of the research you found in the Walden Library that includes responses to the following prompts:

• Why did the authors select factorial ANOVA in the research?
• Do you think this test was the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
• Did the authors display the results in a figure or table?
• Does the results table stand alone? In other words, are you able to interpret the study from it? Why or why not?