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# Identifing IV and DV for SPSS Program

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I'm to compute a One-Way ANOVA with one IV, a nominal variable that has 3 or more levels and one DV, a Likert style or Ratio variable.

I'm having trouble identifing a nominal variable that has 3 levels and DV, a Likert style or Ratio variable.

I'm to use a code book but they all look the same to me.

Sample from codebook:

ATTEND
How often do you attend religious services?
0 Never
1 Less than once a year
2 Once a year
3 Several times a year
4 Once a month
5 2-3 times a month
6 Nearly every week
7 Every week
8 More than once a week
9 Don't know, No answer

BIBLE
Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible?
0 Not applicable
1 The Bible is the actual word of
God and is to be taken literally, word for word
2 The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in
it should be taken literally, word for word
3 The Bible is an ancient book
of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men
4 Other
8 Don't know
9 No answer

BLKSIMP
In the past few years, do you think conditions for black people have improved, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
0 Not applicable
1 Improved
2 Gotten worse
3 About the same
8 Don't know
9 No answer

CAPPUN
Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
0 Not applicable
1 Favor
2 Oppose
8 Don't know
9 No answer

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#### Solution Preview

Let's go over what each variable is. An independent variable is a predictor of the dependent variable. In most cases, it's a continuous variable (something like 0 -100 for example),a dichotomous variable (something like yes/no for example), an ordinal variable (something ordered from "better" to "worse" for example) or a nominal/categorical variable (something without value ...

#### Solution Summary

The expert identifies IV and DV for SPSS programs.

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