# PUB 550 New York University Week 4 SPSS Outputs and Calculations Worksheet

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The purpose of this assignment is to learn how to apply the t-test to a sample dataset.

For this assignment, students will use IBM SPSS Statistics and the “Example Dataset.” attached

Using the “Example Dataset” and SPSS, apply the t-test to assess the following statement: “Men and women have different incomes in this city.”

Show your calculations and copy of the SPSS output in a Word document.

In a separate 300-500 Word document, address the following questions:

• Describe what t-test is the most appropriate and explain why. Discuss whether you used a one-tailed or two-tailed test and explain why.
• Using SPSS, calculate the t-test and provide the test statistic and critical value assuming an alpha of .05.
• Calculate the effect size using r2.
• Interpret the results by (a) stating the reason the study or test was done, (b) presenting the main results, (c) explaining what the results mean, and (d) making suggestions for future research.

Submit both Word documents to the instructor.

General Requirements

You are required to cite at least FIVE sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the discussion question criteria and public health content.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required.

While APA style is required, solid academic writing is expected as well, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

PLEASE make sure APA citation and permalink for articles are complete and correct.

PLEASE add the links/sites below to the reference list if you use any of these readings and make sure everything is in proper APA format.

Read Chapters 7-9 in Using and Interpreting Statistics: A Practical Text for the Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.

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View the following tutorials from the SPSS Tutorials media.

• One-Sample t-test
• Matched Pairs t-test
• Independent Samples t-test

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View the following calculations in The Visual Learner: Statistics media.

• Introduction to t-test
• One Sample t-test
• Two Sample t-test

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MUST have 300 to 500 WORDS and at least 5 citations with the page numbers and 5 references in APA format.(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

I am a stickler for good organization in everything. I do not want to have to dig for your answers. For instance, if an assignment asks you to provide three examples of something, I suggest that you number them 1-3 so I can find them easily. I also expect that when you submit something as a narrative, you pay attention to how you organize your thoughts: use paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences; and change paragraphs whenever you introduce a new idea. Also, if there are multiple parts to an assignment, use sub-heads within the paper to organize them.

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.

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