# CUMS SPSS and Statistics Take Exam Questions

Final Exam, Part 2 – SPSS and Statistics Take-HomeThis part of the final is worth 100 points

Instructions:

Use the space provided below each question to add/type your responses to the question.

Where requested, you are to insert output from SPSS directly to this exam as part of your

responses. Please understand however that inserting output from SPSS does not constitute a

full presentation of your answer as you are responsible for interpreting the results of your

statistical tests and conveying that interpretation via a written response that explains the

outcome of the test or procedure you have been asked to run.

Submitting your work: Upon completion of this exam, you will submit one SPSS data file (a .sav

file). This file is to be named YOURLASTNAME_Final. You will also submit the file you are

reading right now as you will be adding your responses to this file. Call this file

YOURLASTNAME_Final_Answers.

Advice: Before you “walk” or “run” into bivariate analysis, “crawl” through your data at the

univariate level and pay attention to how all things on all variables are coded.

1. Open the GSS2014_data_for_final.sav file.

2. Produce frequency tables for the following variables: conarmy, conbus, conclerg, coneduc,

confed, confinan, conjudge, conlabor, conlegis, conmedic, conpress, and consci. Each of these

variables relates to one’s degree of confidence in important social institutions in American

society. Each of these items is coded 1 = A great deal, 2 = Only some, and 3 = Hardly any.

Recode all these variables into new variables where current values/data points coded as 1 are

recoded to equal 3, values/data points coded as 2 are recoded to equal 2, and values/data

points coded as 3 are recoded to equal 1. Once accomplished, this recode will allow higher

values to reflect greater confidence in social institutions.

Once all the variables are recoded, produce a frequency table for each of the newly created

recoded variables and insert them below. Be sure you have created new variable and value

labels for your newly created variables. (15 points)

3. Compute a summated index using the newly created 12 variables that you worked with in

question 2. Call this summated index Instit_Confid. Be sure to create appropriate variable and

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value labels for the new index. Produce a frequency table and a histogram for the newly

created index and insert both below. Also report the mean, median, mode and standard

deviation for the new index. (10 points)

4. Looking at your newly created Instit_Confid index, you are now to recode it into a new

variable. Recode the index into quartiles (HINT: look at the cumulative percentage column).

Call this new variable Instit_Confid_Quartiles and be sure to create appropriate variable and

value labels for it. Produce a frequency table for the new variable and insert it below. Also

report the mean, median, mode and standard deviation for the new variable. (10 points)

5. Now, take your newly created Instit_Confid_Quartiles variable and compute a new variable

for it but this new variable is only to reflect “Black” and “Other” respondents from the “race”

variable. Call this new variable Instit_Confid_Quartiles_Minority and be sure to create

appropriate variable and value labels for it. Produce a frequency table for the new variable

and insert it below. Also report the mean, median, mode and standard deviation for the new

variable. (10 points)

6. Use the correct bivariate statistical test to examine the relationship between the

Instit_Confid index (the index you created in question 3) and the variable called class

(subjective class identification). What test did you run? In the space provided below, describe

the results and interpret the outcome of the test (10 points).

7. Use the correct bivariate statistical test to examine the relationship between the

Instit_Confid and the sex (i.e., gender) variable. What test did you run? In the space provided

below, describe the results and interpret the outcome of the test (10 points).

8. Use the correct bivariate statistical test to examine the relationship between the

Instit_Confid index and the variable called age (Age of Respondent). What test did you run? In

the space provided below, describe the results and interpret the outcome of the test (10

points).

9. Use the correct bivariate statistical test to examine the relationship between the

Instit_Confid index and the variable called age (Age of Respondent) while controlling for sex

(i.e., gender). What test did you run? In the space provided below, describe the results and

interpret the outcome of the test (10 points).

10. Use the correct bivariate statistical test to examine the relationship between the

Instit_Confid_Quartiles (the variable you created in question 4) and the variable fund (how

fundamentalist is respondent currently). What test did you run? In the space provided below,

describe the results and interpret the outcome of the test (10 points).

11. What statistical test would you employ if you wished to determine whether the mean score

on Part 2 of the final PRS 601 exam for the group of Fall 2019 students differed significantly

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from the known class mean score on Part 2 of the final exam for the several groups of students

who took the course from Fall 2015 to Spring 2019? Write the name of the test below and

explain why you chose that test (5 points).

YOU ARE DONE. Submit your files as requested and enjoy the holiday!

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