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Week 6 Assignment: Apply RepeatedMeasures


Activity Description
You will submit one Word document for this activity. You will create this Word document by
cutting and pasting SPSS output into Word.
This assignment consists of two parts. In the first part, you will utilize an existing dataset to
analyze the dataset from repeatedmeasures experimental design. All SPSS output should be
pasted into your Word document. In the second part, you will be asked to create a dataset for
a hypothetical repeatedmeasures experimental design. Finally, you will answer questions
about your hypothetical dataset.
Part A. SPSS Assignment
The Activity 6.sav file contains a dataset of a high school teacher interested in determining
whether his students test scores increase over the course of a 12 week period. In the dataset,
you will find the following variables:
Participant: unique identifier
Gender: Male M or Female F
Score_0 score on the initial course pretest first day of class
Score_2 score at the end of week 2
Score_4 score at the end of week 4
Score_6 score at the end of week 6
Score_8 score at the end of week 8
Score_10 score at the end of week 10
Score_12 score at the end of the course week 12
To complete this Activity
1. Exploratory Data Analysis.
a. Perform exploratory data analysis on the relevant variables in the dataset. When possible,
include appropriate graphs to help illustrate the dataset.
b. Compose a one to two paragraph write up of the data.
c. Create an APA style table that presents descriptive statistics for the sample.
2. RepeatedMeasures ANOVA. Perform a repeatedmeasures ANOVA using the Activity
6.sav data set. You will use Score_0 through Score_12 as your repeated measure 7 levels,
and gender as a fixed factor.
a. Is the assumption of sphericity violated? How can you tell? What does this mean in the
context of interpreting the results?
b. Is there a main effect of gender? If so, explain the effect. Use post hoc tests when necessary
or explain why they are not required in this specific case.
c. Is there a main effect time i.e., an increase in scores from Week 0 to Week 12? If so,
explain the effect. Use post hoc tests when necessary or explain why they are not required in
this specific case. Examine the output carefully and give as much detail as possible in your
findings.
d. Write up the results in APA style and interpret them. Be sure that you discuss both main
effects and the presence/absence of an interaction between the two.
Part B. Applying Analytical Strategies to an Area of Research Interest
3. Briefly restate your research area of interest.
a. Identify at least 2 variables for which you would utilize a repeatedmeasures ANOVA in your
analysis. Describe the variables and their scale of measurement. Identify whether each factor
is fixed or repeating. Where on the SPSS output would you look to find out if you violated the
assumption of sphericity? If the data did violate this assumption, what would the impact be
on your analysis?
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