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# PUBH 6033—Week 7 Assignment 1 Comparing two means: When drink drove a student to statistics (Rubric...

PUBH 6033—Week 7 Assignment 1

Comparing two means: When drink drove a student to statistics

(Rubric included)

Instructions

For this assignment, you review this week’s Learning Resources and then perform a two-sample independent t test and an ANOVA related to the dataset that was utilized in the week 2 SPSS application assignment. Import the data into SPSS; or, if you correctly saved the data file in Week 2, you may open and use that saved file to complete this assignment. Type your answers to all questions directly into the worksheet, and paste the required output at the end of this document.

Submit this Application Assignment by Day 7.

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Research Scenario

A study was conducted to determine if a walking plus strength training exercise program results in a significantly greater increase in aerobic capacity as compared to a walking only exercise program. Participants are randomly selected and then randomly assigned to one of the exercise groups. Participants’ aerobic endurance was assessed at the beginning of the study and, again, after 6-months of exercise.

Coding for study variables:

AGE—age in years

SEX—1 =male, 2=female

EXERCISE—1= walking and strength training; 2 = walking;

CHNG_ENDUR—change in maximal oxygen uptake (liters per minute) from pre-test to post-test

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Note: Save all of your SPSS output. You will paste copies in Steps 7–9, below.

Step 1: Review this week’s Learning Resources.

Step 2: Import the Microsoft Excel data file provided in this week’s Learning Resources into SPSS (or open saved file from Week 2 Application Assignment).

Step 3: Run and save the Codebook for your SPSS data file

Step 4: Conduct an independent samples t test to determine if there is a difference between the exercise type 1 in terms of changes in maximal oxygen uptake. Note that the independent variable is EXERCISE, and the dependent variable is CHNG_ENDUR. For this analysis, choose a two-tailed test of significance.

Step 5: Conduct a between-subject’s ANOVA to determine if there is a difference between sex (males vs. females) and CHNG_ENDUR. Note that the independent variable is SEX, and the dependent variable is CHNG_ENDUR. For this analysis, choose a two-tailed test of significance.

Step 6: Review your SPSS output and answer each of the following questions:

 QUESTION type answers below Score (to be entered by instructor) From the independent samples t-test output: What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for group 1? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the CHNG_ ENDUR standard deviation for group 1? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for group 2? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the CHNG_ ENDUR standard deviation for group 2? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the value of the t statistic (equal variances assumed)? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the probability that the obtained t statistic was simply due to chance as opposed to actual exercise type differences [see “Sig (two-tailed)” on output]? ________________ ____ / 3 points Are the results statistically significant at alpha = 0.05 (yes or no)? ________________ ____ / 3 points Based on the results, do you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis? ________________ ____ / 3 points From the ANOVA output: What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for males? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the CHNG_ENDUR standard deviation for males? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for females? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the CHNG_ENDUR standard deviation for females? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the calculated F-value? ________________ ____ / 3 points What is the probability (noted as “Sig” on output) that the obtained F-value was simply due to chance as opposed to actual gender differences? ________________ ____ / 3 points

Step 7: Paste the SPSS Codebook output below.

Step 8: Paste the independent samples t-test output below.

Step 9: Paste the ANOVA output below.

Section below (scoring) is to be completed by Instructor

Scoring Rubric for Week 2 Assignment 1—Hands on SPSS (60 points

 ID AGE SEX EXERCISE CHNG_ENDUR 1 53 1 2 3 2 22 2 2 2 3 34 1 1 6 4 38 2 1 5 5 39 1 1 4 6 27 2 2 3 7 18 1 1 7 8 19 1 2 4 9 49 2 2 3 10 39 2 1 3 11 22 1 2 7 12 54 1 1 5 13 55 2 1 3 14 38 1 2 4 15 62 2 1 6 16 61 1 1 5 17 63 2 2 3 18 21 1 1 4 19 29 2 2 4 20 33 1 1 5 21 26 2 2 8 22 22 1 2 3 23 43 2 1 6 24 29 2 1 3 25 48 2 2 4 26 29 2 2 3 27 43 1 1 4 28 47 2 1 5 29 25 2 2 6 30 42 1 2 3 31 43 2 1 5 32 39 2 2 3 33 45 1 1 4 34 31 1 2 2 35 37 2 2 3 36 27 2 1 3 37 49 2 1 6 38 35 2 2 2 39 27 2 1 5 40 50 1 2 3

What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for group 1?

What is the CHNG_ ENDUR standard deviation for group 1?

What is the mean CHNG_ENDUR for group 2?

What is the CHNG_ ENDUR standard deviation for group 2?

What is the value of the t statistic (equal variances assumed)?

What is the probability that the obtained t statistic was simply due to chance as opposed to actual exercise type differences [see “Sig (two-tailed)” on output]?

Are the results statistically significant at alpha = 0.05 (yes or no)?

Based on the results, do you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis?

Answer: Reject the null hypothesis