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SPSS Homework 6 Instructions:
Prediction â€“ Bivariate Linear Regression
Part 1:
Note: The z-scoring method used in the practice data file is covered in Lesson 19 during PSYC 354. You will use raw data for all homework exercises, with no need to convert to z scores.
Green & Salkind: Lesson 33 â€“ Exercises 1, 3â€“4
The following helpful tips are numbered to correspond with the exercise number to which they refer:
1. Use raw scores, not z scores, in the regression analysis. (3 pts for output and 2 pts each for aâ€“e)
3. Write the answer to the last part of this question beneath your graph, in sentence form. (3 pts)
4. All homework Results sections must follow the example given in the SPSS tutorial presentations and the Course Content document â€œWriting Results of Statistical Tests in Current APA Formatâ€ (note: you do not have to refer to a figure). Note: The statistical statement for a bivariate linear regression must include at least the equation of the line and the confidence interval for the slope (the second row under Confidence Intervals in the output), as well as a decision about the null hypothesis. (3 pts)
Part 2:
1. An educational psychologist is interested in whether after-school clubs improve performance in certain activities. Specifically, she wants to evaluate whether the number of hours spent per week in an after-school chess club predicts the score in a year-end district-wide chess tournament. She collects the number of hours spent per week by each child in the chess clubs of 3 different schools. She then records their scores at the year-end chess tournament, where a win is worth 3 points, a draw is worth 1 point, a loss is worth 0 points, and each child plays multiple games. She compiles the information in the table below. Conduct a bivariate linear regression to analyze the research question.
The steps will be the same as the ones you have been practicing in Part 1 of the assignmentâ€”the only difference is that you are now responsible for creating the data file as well. Remember to name and define your variables under the â€œVariable View,â€ then return to the â€œData Viewâ€ to enter the data.
Hours Spent in After-school Chess Club |
Chess Tournament Score |
3 |
6 |
2 |
0 |
3 |
4 |
5 |
13 |
2 |
6 |
1 |
0 |
7 |
10 |
4 |
3 |
8 |
12 |
4 |
7 |
3 |
3 |
2 |
3 |
4 |
0 |
10 |
15 |
5 |
7 |
6 |
9 |
3 |
5 |
a) Paste the SPSS output. (3 pts)
b) Construct a scatterplot of the relationship between the 2 variables. Plot the regression line on this graph. (3 pts)
c) Is hours in after-school chess club predictive of chess tournament scores in this sample? Write a Results section in current APA style describing the outcome. All homework Results sections must follow the example given in the SPSS tutorial presentation and the Course Content document â€œWriting Results of Statistical Tests in Current APA Formatâ€ (note: you do not have to refer to a figure). The statistical statement for a bivariate linear regression must include at least the equation of the line and the confidence interval for the slope (the second row under Confidence Intervals in the output), as well as a decision about the null hypothesis. (3 pts)
Part 3: Cumulative Homework
1. A neuropsychologist is assessing the relationship between visual attention levels and the ability to multitask in a sample of 14 patients. He administers a visual continuous performance test to assess levels of visual attention on which scores can range from 1 to 20: a high score indicates better visual attention levels. He then has each patient complete a task that requires high levels of multitasking. Errors are counted, and a high number of errors indicates poor multitasking skills. The scores are listed in the table below. Choose the correct test to analyze this question, set up the SPSS file, and run the analysis. Follow the directions under the table below.
The steps will be the same as the ones you have been practicing in Part 1 of the assignmentâ€”the only difference is that you are now responsible for creating the data file as well. Remember to name and define your variables under the â€œVariable View,â€ then return to the â€œData Viewâ€ to enter the data.
Visual Attention Test Scores |
Number of Errors in Multitasking |
3 |
25 |
8 |
18 |
9 |
18 |
4 |
26 |
15 |
6 |
6 |
19 |
18 |
3 |
17 |
4 |
19 |
6 |
6 |
16 |
5 |
14 |
20 |
2 |
17 |
5 |
5 |
23 |
a) Paste the appropriate SPSS output. (4 pts)
b) Paste the appropriate SPSS graph. (4 pts)
c) Write a current APA-style Results section based on your analyses. All homework Results sections must follow the example given in the SPSS tutorials and the Course Content document â€œWriting Results of Statistical Tests in Current APA Formatâ€ (note: you do not have to refer to a figure). Remember to include a decision about the null hypothesis. (4 pts)