Histograms and Descriptive Statistics

Corporate Fundamentalist Culture and Sustainability

Using the total and gender variables in your grades.sav data set, create two histograms:
o A histogram for male students.
o A histogram for female students.
Copy the histogram output from SPSS and paste it into a Word document. Below the histograms in your Word document, provide an interpretation based on your visual inspection. Correctly use all of the following terms in your discussion:
o Skew.
o Kurtosis.
o Outlier.
o Symmetry.
o Modality.
Comment on any differences between males and females regarding their total scores. Analyze the strengths and limitations of visually interpreting histograms.
Section 2: Calculate and Interpret Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Using the grades.sav file, compute descriptive statistics, including mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis for the following variables:
o id
o gender
o ethnicity
o gpa
o quiz3
o total
Copy the descriptives output from SPSS and paste it into your Word document. Below the descriptives output table in your Word document:
o Indicate which variables are meaningless to interpret in terms of mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis. Justify your decision.
o Next, indicate which variables are meaningful to interpret. Justify your decision.
o For the meaningful variables, do the following:
 Specify any variables that are in the ideal range for both skewness and kurtosis.
 Specify any variables that are acceptable but not excellent.
 Specify any variables that are unacceptable.
 Explain your decisions.