ERIC Number: ED240143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Graded SPSS Exercises.
Allen, Mary J.
The attached materials have been developed for use on the CSU CYBER Computer's Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSSONL). The assignments are graded in difficulty and gradually introduce new commands and require the practice of previously learned commands. The handouts begin with basic instructions for logging on; then XEDIT is taught and used for subsequent assignments to create data sets. A two-page handout on the basics of SPSSONL precedes the actual use of the SPSS manual. The assignments through number five are used in an upper division research methods course. The later materials are used in a graduate quantitative methods course (after a subset of the earlier materials). These materials supplement the lecture/demonstration/discussion components of the course and are not intended for use outside a very supportive environment except for students who have already mastered some computer-related skills. Since interpreting the output is at least as important as generating it, an APA-style write-up for each computer run is required. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Research Curriculum; Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (San Francisco, CA, April 27-30, 1983).