Assignment: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Assignment: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
In Part 2 of this Assignment, you will differentiate between the proper use of summary statistics for categorical and metric level data. In this exercise, you will explore what output is provided for each of these variables and provide some meaning from these statistics for your reader. The ability to place the statistics into a context that your reader understands and can make sense of is a highly desirable skill.
For this Part 2 of your Introduction to Quantitative Analysis Assignment, you will examine the same two variables you used from Part 1 of your Assignment and perform the appropriate descriptive analysis of the data given.
Part 2: Descriptive Analysis
To prepare for this Part 2 of your Assignment:
• Review this week’s Learning Resources and the Central Tendency and Variability media program.
• Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset from your Part 1 of your Assignment in Week 2.
• Choose the same two variables you chose from your Part 1 Assignment and perform the appropriate descriptive analysis of the data.
• Once you perform your descriptive analysis, review Chapter 11 of the Wagner text to understand how to copy and paste your output into your Word document.
For this Part 2 Assignment:
Write a 2- to 3-page analysis of your descriptive analysis results and include a copy and paste your output from your analysis into your final document.
Use appropriate APA format, citations and referencing. Refer to the APA manual for appropriate citation.