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STATS - Comparison of Means Assignment




Question;Comparison of Means AssignmentSubmit one Word document for this assignment (copy and paste SPSS output into the Word document).1. Paired Samples t test: For this assignment, you are interested in finding out whether participation in a creative writing course results in increased scores on a creativity assessment.a. Use the data file Unit7.sav. In this file, Participant is the numeric student identifier, CreativityPre contains creativity pre-test scores, and CreativityPost contains creativity posttest scores. A total of 40 students completed the pre-test, took the creativity course, and then took the post-test.b. Exploratory Data Analysis: Perform exploratory data analysis on CreativityPre and CreativityPost, then copy and paste the output into the Word document.c. Report: Using SPSS, calculate the mean and standard deviation of these two variables and report them in 1-2 sentences.d. Chart/graph: Construct an appropriate chart/graph that displays the relevant information for these two variables.e. Hypotheses: Write the null and alternative hypotheses used to test the question above (i.e., whether participation in the course affects writing scores).2. Comparison of Meansa. T-Test: Perform a paired samples t test to assess your hypotheses above (note that many versions of SPSS use the term paired samples t test rather than dependent t test, the test itself is the same). Copy and paste the output into the Word document.b. Results: Write one or two paragraphs that describe the dataset, give(s) your hypothesis, and present(s) the results of the paired samples t test. Be sure that your writing conforms to APA style.


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