This course helps you develop a basic understanding of statistics.

This course helps you develop a basic understanding of statistics. This course addresses two distinct types, descriptive and inferential. In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to use a software program that makes it easy to analyze data using specific tests. This assignment will give you practice with mean, median, mode, frequency, range, and standard deviation. Be sure to review the Topic Material videos before undertaking this practice.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • For assistance with accessing SPSS,      refer to the resources “How to Use SPSS From the GCU Server” and      “How to Install SPSS on Your Computer.”
  • Before beginning this assignment, be      sure to view the tutorial videos provided as Topic Materials: (1) SPSS      for Beginners 1 – Introduction; (2) SPSS for Beginners 2a:      Frequency Counts; (3) SPSS for Beginners 2b: Descriptive Statistics      and Z-scores; and (4) Graphing and Descriptive Stats in SPSS      With Dr. Ami Gates.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use      APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in      the Student Success Center.
  • You are not required to submit this      assignment to LopesWrite.

Directions:

SPSS Output

Open SPSS and obtain an output (as in the tutorial videos) with the following results highlighted:

  1. Determine the statistics for each      gender as follows: Frequency Counts, Mean, Standard Deviation, Minimum,      and Maximum.
  2. Graphing and Descriptive Stats in      SPSS: Create a bar graph with gender (axis X) and blood sugar (axis Y).

Data Set

Use the following data set for this assignment:

  1. You have a group of patients observed      with a diagnosis of Diabetes and their blood sugar levels are listed below      based on gender. Men: 74, 71, 75, 248, 388, 505, 42, 21.
  2. Female: 62, 68, 61, 71, 68, 80, 390,      148.

Summary

Write a 250-500 word summary of your results and how this statistical analysis may be applied to your prospectus. Provide a bar graph with gender on the x-axis and blood sugar levels on the y-axis. Add your SPSS output as an Appendix to this summary.

How to Use SPSS from the GCU Server

SPSS is software used for statistical analysis. You will find this software on the DC Network. To access the SPSS program, follow these directions:

1. Access the DC Network at dc.gcu.edu

2. Enter the username and password used for accessing Loudcloud.

3. Click the Research/Dissertation tab.

4. On the left side of the page, you will see the heading, Research Resources. Click on the SPSS Statistical Analysis Software link.

5. Click the SPSS Server (access without download) link.

6. Click the SPSS Server Documentation_PC link.

7. Follow the directions given in this document.

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