CORRELATION APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION
Instructions
Complete the following for this assignment:
 For this assignment, you will use the Data Analysis and Application template (DAA Template [DOC]).
 For help with SPSS, refer to StepbyStep SPSS: Correlations [DOCX].
 For help copying SPSS output into your DAA review the Copy/Export Output Instructions [HTML].
 Click on the “SPSS Speedrun” button to watch a brief tutorial video on this assignment. Social Science homework help
 For information on the data set, you may find the Data Set Instructions [DOCX] helpful.
 Refer to the 7864 Course Study Guide [PDF] for information on analyses and interpretation.
The grades.sav file is a sample SPSS data set. The data represent a teacher’s recording of student demographics and performance on quizzes and a final exam across three sections of the course. Each section consists of 35 students (N = 105). There are 21 variables in grades.sav.
This week’s assignment is on correlations. You will analyze the following variables in the grades.sav data set:
SPSS Variable  Definition 
Quiz1  Quiz 1: number of correct answers 
GPA  Previous grade point average 
Total  Total number of points earned in class 
Final  Final exam: number of correct answers 
Step 1: Write Section 1 of the DAA: The Data Analysis Plan
 Name the four variables used in this analysis and whether they are categorical or continuous.
 State a research question, null hypothesis, and alternate hypothesis for total and final.
 State a research question, null hypothesis, and alternate hypothesis for gpa and quiz1. Social Science homework help
Step 2: Write Section 2 of the DAA: Testing Assumptions
Test for one of the assumptions of correlation – normality.
 Create a descriptive statistics table in SPSS to assess normality. This table should include the four variables named above.
 Paste the table in the DAA.
 Interpret the skewness and kurtosis values and how you determined whether the assumption of normality was met or violated.
Step 3: Write Section 3 of the DAA: Results and Interpretation
 Paste the intercorrelation matrix (SPSS Correlation table) for the four variables into the document.
 Below the output, first report the totalfinal correlation including degrees of freedom, correlation coefficient, and p value. Specify whether or not to reject the null hypothesis for this correlation.
 Second, report the gpaquiz1 correlation including degrees of freedom, correlation coefficient, and p value. Specify whether or not to reject the null hypothesis for this correlation.
Step 4: Write Section 4 of the DAA: Statistical Conclusions
 Provide a brief summary of your analysis and the conclusions drawn about correlations.
 Analyze the limitations of the statistical test and/or possible alternative explanations for your results.
Step 5: Write Section 5 of the DAA: Application
Analyze how you might use correlations in your field of study.
 Name two variables that would work for such an analysis and why studying the relationship may be important to the field or practice. Social Science homework help
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Submit your DAA template as an attached Word document in the assignment area.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:
 Competency 1: Analyze the computation, application, strengths, and limitations of various statistical tests.

 Analyze statistical assumptions.
 Competency 2: Analyze the decisionmaking process of data analysis.

 Articulate the data analysis plan.
 Competency 3: Apply knowledge of hypothesis testing.

 Interpret statistical results and hypotheses.
 Competency 4: Interpret the results of statistical analyses.

 Explain statistical conclusions, the limitations of the test, and possible alternative explanations.
 Competency 6: Apply the results of statistical analyses (your own or others) to your field of interest or career.

 Analyze the potential applications of the test in the field and their implications.
 Competency 7: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for members in the identified field of study.

 Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and adheres to APA style and formatting.
 Include 2 academic references above 2017
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 APA FORMAT AND INDEX CITATION
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OTHER RESOURCES
 George, D., & Mallery, P. (2019). IBM SPSS statistics 25 step by step: A simple guide and reference (15th ed.). Routledge.

 Chapter 10 describes how to run a bivariate correlational analysis in SPSS.
 Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS: North American edition (5th ed.). Sage.

 Review information in Chapter 8 about assumptions and effect sizes to help you with your assignment. Social Science homework help
 For help copying SPSS output into your DAA review the Copy/Export Output Instructions [HTML].
COPY/EXPORT OUTPUT INSTRUCTIONS
SPSS output can be selectively copied and pasted into Word by using the Copy command:
 Click on the SPSS output in the Viewer
 Rightclick for options.
 Click the Copy
 Paste the output into a Microsoft Word document.
The Copy command will preserve the formatting of the SPSS tables and charts when pasting into Microsoft Word.
An alternative method is to use the Export command:
 Click on the SPSS output in the Viewer
 Rightclick for options.
 Click the Export
 Save the file as Word/RTF (.doc) to your computer.
 Open the .doc file. Social Science homework help