Assignment 12: Nominal and Ordinally Scaled Inferential Statistics
Due before you take the final exam.
No credit will be given unless a reasonable SPSS output is also received.

Name:

Use SPSS and the standard class data set to answer the following questions. You may want to refer to the original questionnaire. Each question is worth one point unless otherwise indicated.

1. Does a person's area of interest in psychology probably depend on whether he or she intends to get a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology?
What is the null hypothesis for this question?
2. Which type of statistical test did you perform to answer the previous question?
1. Binomial
2. Chi squared, one variable
3. Chi squared, test of independence
3. Can you reject H0?
Yes
No
4. Students were asked what major they would select if they could not be a psychology major. Are the observed frequencies different from the following expected proportions (which must be converted to frequencies)?
MajorExpected Proportion
Math.10
English.30
Visual Arts.30
History.30
What is the null hypothesis for this question?
5. Which type of statistical test did you perform to answer the previous question?
1. Binomial
2. Chi squared, one variable
3. Chi squared, test of independence
6. Can you reject H0?
Yes
No
7. Is the proportion of people in the class who intend to get a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology different from .5?
What is the H0 for this questions?
8. Which type of statistical test did you perform to answer the previous question?
1. Binomial
2. Chi squared, one variable
3. Chi squared, test of independence
9. Can you reject H0?
Yes
No
10. When learning how to use SPSS I would prefer to
• Watch a tutorial