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Week 4 (2/2 to 2/8)

The focus of this week is on Chapter 3: Data Description. The goals are to review and learn some basic techniques for organizing and summarizing univariate data. In this chapter, you will learn some important basic descriptive measures such as mean, standard deviation, variance, median, range, quartiles, inter-quartile range, percentiles, z-score, and making boxplot for displaying distribution and identifying outliers. This week’s focus is on chapter 3 and especially the use of statistical software such as SPSS. You need to learn the use of software to produce descriptive statistics.


To Do List:

1. Read all the sections in chapter 3.

2. Download lecture notes and view recorded lecture for chapter 3 (V.8 through V. 12). (The lecture notes are on the right next to video links in the lecture video web page.)

3. Try the review exercise problems from for chapter 3 and the Chapter Quiz in the textbook.

4. Use the text and video instructions in SPSS References page to learn more basic SPSS functions.


Assignments: (For details click on the following underscored links.)

1. Complete Assignment 2. [Due Wednesday of Week 4] (Turn is a scanned or digital photo file(s) through Blackboard Assignment Dropbox.)

2. Complete CONNECT Homework 2 and continue on CONNECT Homework 3. [Due Wednesday of Week 5]

3. Continue on part 2 of Assignment 3 [Due Wednesday of Week 7] on using SPSS and start part 3. The part 3 is about finding descriptive measures and normality test.






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