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Review the SPSS output file which reports the results of the correlation to see if there is a correlation between the cost of beer and the number of calories it contains or the cost of beer and the volume of alcohol it contains. Answer the following questions based on your observations of the SPSS output file:
Based on the correlation coefficients (r-values) that were computed and their statistical significance, what conclusions do you draw regarding
1. The researcher's question of correlation between the cost of beer and the number of calories it contains?
2. The researcher's question of correlation between the cost of beer and the volume of alcohol it contains?

 

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Information has been gathered on 35 brands of wheat beer. Qualitative (categorical) information has been given codes. Information that is in numerical form (e.g., $ amount) does not need to be coded.

 

Here are all the types of information gathered on these beers:

  1. Product name (abbreviation of product’s brand name)
  2. Product ID code
    1. Codes: Each brand is given a numerical ID, with 1 being the first one to 35 for the last one
  3. Rating assigned to the product by a taste expert  for each brand
    1. Codes:  1 = Very good

2 = Good

3 = Fair

  1.  Recommended by leading beer connoisseur magazine?
    1. Codes:  0 = no

 1 = yes

  1. Country of origin for each brand:
    1. Codes:  1 = USA

2 = Canada

3 = France

4 = Holland

5 = Mexico

6 = Germany

7 = Japan

  1. Availability in the USA for each brand
    1. Codes:  1 = National

2 = Regional

  1. Price per 6-pack for each brand (values are in US Dollars)
  2. Cost per 12 fluid ounces for each brand (values are in US Dollars)
  3. Calories per 12 fluid ounces
  4. Sodium per 12 fluid ounces for each brand (values are in milligrams, mg)
  5. Alcohol by volume for each brand (values are percents, %)
  6. Price class for each brand
    1. Codes:  0 = Not classified

1 = Super premium

2 = Premium

3 = Popular

  1. Regular or reduced calorie for each brand
    1. Codes:  0 = Regular

1 = Reduced calorie

  1. Number of US states in which brand was sold in 2008.
  2. Number of US states in which brand was sold in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Correlation between Cost and Calories (correlation coefficient, the significance of the correlation coefficient, i.e., p-value, and sample size are reported)

Correlations

 

Cost per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Calories per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Cost per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Pearson Correlation

1

.214

Sig. (2-tailed)

 

.216

N

35

35

Calories per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Pearson Correlation

.214

1

Sig. (2-tailed)

.216

 

N

35

35

 

Correlation between Cost and Alcohol Volume (correlation coefficient, the significance of the correlation coefficient, i.e., p-value, and sample size are reported)

Correlations

 

Cost per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Alcohol by Volume (in %) for brand

Cost per 12 Fluid Ounces for brand

Pearson Correlation

1

.199

Sig. (2-tailed)

 

.252

N

35

35

Alcohol by Volume (in %) for brand

Pearson Correlation

.199

1

Sig. (2-tailed)

.252

 

N

35

35

 

 

 

 

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