## Quantitative Analysis: Variables, Z Scores, Population, and Output

Use the

hsbdata.sav file to do these problems with one or more of these variables: math

achievement, mother’s education, ethnicity, and academic track. Use Tables 3.2,

3.3, and the instructions in the text to produce the appropriate plots or

descriptive statistics. Be sure that the plots and/or descriptive statistics

make sense (i.e. that they are a “good choice” or “OK”) for the variable. Document will be turn in to turnit in.com

3.1.

Create bar charts. Discuss why you did or did not create a bar chart for each

variable.

3.2.

Create histograms. Discuss why you did or did not create a histogram for each

variable.

3.3.

Create frequency polygons. Discuss why you did or did not create a frequency

polygon for each variable. Compare the plots in Extra SPSS Problems 3.1, 3.2,

and 3.3.

3.4.

Compute the range, standard deviation, and skewness. Discuss which measures of

variability are meaningful for each of the four variables.

3.5.

Compute the mean, median, and mode. Discuss which measures of central tendency

are meaningful for each of the four variables.

Make Sure to:

1.

Attach

your word document for review

2. Write the problem

number and the problem title as a level one heading (Example ‐ A.1.1: Chapter

2, Problem 2.1, and then provide your

response.

3. Use level two headings

with short titles

for multi part questions (Example

‐ A1.1.a, Short Title,

A1.1.b, Short Title II, etc.)

4. Use appropriate level headings for key elements

of your discussion such as Research Questions, Hypotheses, Descriptive

Statistics, Assumptions & Conditions, Interpretation, Results, and others.

Your goal is to make your analysis easy to follow and logical.

5.

Ensure

that all tables and graphs are legible and include a figure number.

6. Carefully review

your document prior to submission for formatting, flow, and readability. Keep

in mind that running the statistical tests is only the first half of the

challenge; you must be able to clearly communicate your findings to the reader.

Morgan, G. A., Leech, N., Gloeckner, G., & Barrett, K. (2020). IBM SPSS for introductory statistics (6th ed.). Routledge.