You will submit one Word document and one SPSS data file for this week. You will create…
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You will submit one Word document and one SPSS data file for this week. You will create the Word document by cutting and pasting SPSS output into Word. Please read the instructions below to ensure you are pasting the correct material into your assignment document. Begin by downloading the following SPSS data sets:
- Activity 6a.sav (found on the “additional resources” page)
- Activity 6c.sav (found on the “additional resources” page)
Part A. Dependent t test In this assignment, we are interested in finding out whether participation in a creative writing course results in increased scores of a creativity assessment. For this part of the assignment, you will be using the data file “Activity 6a.sav”. In this file, “Participant” is the numeric student identifier, “CreativityPre” contains creativity pre-test scores, and “CreativityPost” contains creativity post-test scores. A total of 40 students completed the pre-test, took the creativity course, and then took the post-test.
Part B. Independent t test In this assignment, we will start with the data file used in Part A (“Activity 6a.sav”). Suppose, however, you [the researcher] encountered a small problem during data collection: after the post-tests were collected, you realized that the post-test form did not ask for the students’ identification number. As such, it will be impossible to match pre-test scores to post-test scores. Rather than simply give up, you start thinking about the data you do have, and try to determine whether you can salvage your project. In assessing the situation, you realize that you have 40 pre-test scores and 40 post-test scores, but no way to link them. While it will result in a weaker comparison, you determine that you are still able to compare pre-test vs. post-test scores; you will use a between-subjects design rather than a within-subjects design.