Course GEDU 724 | Every fall semester.
Course GEDU 706 | Applied Educational Statistics
General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.
Objectives or Outcomes:
- know how to enter and clean data, to use the recoding capabilities of SPSS® to prepare data for statistical analyses, and to maintain proper records of data analysis.
- know how to analyze variable scores for reliability.
- be able to use the visual display capabilities of SPSS®;to examine data prior to data analysis.
- be able to apply appropriately the univariate statistical procedures of SPSS®, including cross-tabulation, t test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation, regression, and nonparametric procedures.
- have gained confidence in their ability to use statistics and apply statistical procedures appropriately.
The following represents topics to be investigated during this course:
- Introduction to SPSS®
- Structure of Data Sets
- Data Set Preparation
- Beginning Data Analysis
- Comparative Research
- Correlational Research
- SPSS® Syntax, Reliability
- Introduction to Multiple Regression and ANCOVA
- Classification Research
Criteria for Evaluation:
There are seven projects and a take-home final project for this class. Projects 1 and 7 are completed inclass; projects 2 to 6 are started the second half of class and finished at home. Grading criteria for each project are provided with each assignment.
Possible Course Text:
Green, S., & Salkind, N. (2008). Using SPSS® for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Note: A newer edition may be used when SPSS® changes its package to warrant changes in the textbook.