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my fictitious statistical study NOT SURE IF IT IS UNDER CORRECT HEADINGS
first year college students; study criminal justice; population 2500 Pinellas county, fl;
sample size 75 both male and female; 40 female, 35 male
study cj for illegal reasons? study cj for legal reasons?

hypothesis; more females admittedly study criminal justice for illegal reasons than their male counterparts
null hypothesis; females and males average the same as for the illegal reasons for studying cj

I need at least 3 variables, 2 of which are correlational.......my variables would be: gender male/female
illegal/legal and we could throw age group 18 to 22 so my variables would fit the parameters.

I am unsure of the specific test or tests I should use. I just want to be sure that my fictitious data is sufficient to do a study properly.

I need help in setting it up so that I can perform the analysis. a measure of central tendency, dispersion I think I can do. I have tried several times to conduct the analysis, using spss that I just bought but do not feel I am doing it properly or lacking information.

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A step by step explanation of how to perform Chi squared for independence using SPSS.

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"It is not clear from your Hypothesis whether what you are requesting here is a parametric test (probably in the form of t test) or a non parametric test (in the form of chi squared test for independence for categorical data)

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