By Jenifer Larson-Hall

ISBN-10: 0203875966

ISBN-13: 9780203875964

ISBN-10: 0805861858

ISBN-13: 9780805861853

ISBN-10: 0805861866

ISBN-13: 9780805861860

This important booklet indicates moment language researchers tips on how to use the statistical application SPSS to behavior statistical exams often performed in SLA learn. utilizing facts units from genuine SLA reviews, A advisor to Doing records in moment Language study utilizing SPSS exhibits beginners to either records and SPSS the right way to generate descriptive records, the right way to select a statistical try out, and the way to behavior and interpret quite a few uncomplicated statistical exams. It covers the statistical assessments which are most typically utilized in moment language examine, together with chi-square, t-tests, correlation, a number of regression, ANOVA and non-parametric analogs to those exams. The textual content is amply illustrated with graphs and tables depicting genuine information units, and workouts in the course of the ebook support readers comprehend strategies (such because the distinction among self sustaining and established variables) and figure out statistical analyses. solutions to all routines are supplied at the book’s spouse web site, besides pattern information units and different supplementary fabric.

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For this question we need to think about how we can operationalize the research question or, in other words, take an abstract idea and make it measurable. For example, in the first question above, my student wanted to know if students would get better at Spanish. How will we measure their Spanish? Are we interested in their speaking ability, their listening ability, their reading ability, or all of these? Say we are interested in their speaking ability. Then how will we measure it? Will we give them a standardized Spanish oral proficiency interview test (OPI)?

Fill the columns with data for three groups of ten participants each. Define each group however you want and give the groups variable labels. Give the Gender column variable labels as well. Change the default setting in SPSS for which columns to display in the Variable View. You’ll have to decide for yourself which columns you’d like to keep and which you’ll get rid of. 4 Importing Data into SPSS You may want to use SPSS with files that have previously been saved in another format. txt files), SAS, Lotus, dBase or Microsoft Access.

So, for example, you will have one group for those who were 10 or under, another group for those 11–20, and so on. How many groups do you have? Label your new groups in the “Variable View” tab. Delete the old column STATUS . Do a simple report to see if your values are appearing: Go to ANALYZE > DESCRIPTIVES > FREQUENCIES and put the AGE GROUP column in the box on the right. Press OK. You should see a report that has your new variable names. Save your new SPSS file with the four columns under the name DeKeyserAltered.

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