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Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion with SPSS how-to

I am using the IBM SPSS statistics 2.0. I have gone through the software several times. I need help with this assignment as I am struggling with the basics of this software. Apart from responding to this assignment I will appreciate step by step guide on how to generate syntax and output files in SPSS

I was asked to select one variable that is measured as a continuous variable (age, Likert scale item, etc.) and one that is measured on a nominal scale (marital status, ethnicity, etc.).

The assignment:
State the statistical assumptions of this test.
Using the data set and variables you have selected, use SPSS to calculate the following:
Mean
Median
Mode
Range
Minimum
Maximum
Standard deviation
Generate syntax and output files in SPSS.
Use one kind of chart (any kind) to describe the data
Based on your SPSS analysis, craft a 2- to 3-page report of the results using correct APA format. Your report should include:
SPSS syntax and output files
1 chart

Solution Preview

See attached for word document that has screen shots to go with this text as the text by itself likely makes little sense.

Categorical variable = group
Continuous variable = plsscore

You want "analyze" from menu bar

Select "descriptives" from the analyze menu drop down.
Put in both variables (group and plsscore).
Click on options and you'll get the screen above.
Click on range to select it.

You now have mean, standard deviation, range, minimum and maximum.

Go back to menu and select analyze again but this time select "frequencies"
Put in both variables (group and plsscore).
Then select statistics and you'll get this:

Select median and mode (you got mean with descriptives above).
Click continue.
Select charts.
I picked bar chart.

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I then selected graphs from the top menu.
I selected boxplot from the drop down ...

Solution Summary

Your tutorial is 530 words and includes screen shots from SPSS to show you how to generate these reports and graphs on your own. The SPSS .sav and .spo files are included which has the data set and the syntax and output files.

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