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Assume a researcher is interested in gathering information related to the distribution
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SPSS Week 7: Chi-Square

Assume a researcher is interested in gathering information related to the distribution of teachers used in a research sample; or, if the surveyed teachers were evenly distributed across gender, across topic area, and gender across topic area.

Download the SPSS data set: teachersurvey.sav. Not all of the variables in this SPSS file will be used for this assignment.

In this SPSS assignment, you will expand your understanding of inferential statistics involving a chi-square analysis.

  • For each variable gender and topic, conduct a Chi Square analysis to test if there is an even distribution across each level of each variable (Hint for this test use the Nonparametric Test under the Analyze tab).
  • Upload the SPSS output.
  • What are the null and alternative hypotheses for each variable?
  • Report the results in APA format of the test for each of these hypotheses.
  • Once this analysis has been completed, the researcher is interested in determining how the distribution appears across the two variables combined. Conduct a Chi Square goodness of fit test for cross tabulation of gender and topic area (Hint for this test use the Descriptive => Crosstabs under the Analyze tab).
  • Upload the SPSS output
  • What are the null and alternative hypotheses for this test?
  • Report the results in APA format of the test for each of these hypotheses.
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