Hypothesis Testing Interpretation Questions

Description

Do two two hypotheses test with variables of your choosing. We are using the General Social Survey (GSS) and the SPSS program to provide our data and statistics.

  • Download the files from the DAP SPSS results page so that you know where and what they are.
  • If you have not given me your specific variables to test, please refer to the DAP SPSS results page and choose one or two hypothesis test files. Look at the variable names in the title of the file and choose what is interesting to you. Download the files so that you know where and what they are.

Follow these directions to get started:

  1. For each test, follow the five steps of Hypothesis Testing and do each test write-up separately.
  2. Make sure you do the full interpretation as needed. Refer to the Hypothesis Testing Interpretation sheet and to the individual test worksheets (and other resources) we have been using over the past few weeks.
  3. Remember that your goal in Step 5 – Interpretation – is to put into everyday words whatever that relationship is (or is not) between our variables.

    Follow this outline to write up your findings:

    The sections titled in bold text are required; the section in italics is extra credit enrichment.

    1. Introduction – briefly introduce what you are analyzing – what two sets of variables will you be testing?

    2. Hypothesis Test #1 (choose one of your tests)
    1. State your H1 and H0
    2. What is the test statistic?
    3. What is the critical value and what did you use to find it (df, alpha)?
    4. What is your decision about the null hypothesis?
    5. Interpret in everyday words what is going on with your variables?

    3. Hypothesis Test #2 use your other test
    1. State your H1 and H0
    2. What is the test statistic?
    3. What is the critical value and what did you use to find it (df, alpha)?
    4. What is your decision about the null hypothesis?
    5. Interpret in everyday words what is going on with your variables?

    4. Conclusions – a brief summary of what you learned and how it might inform us about people and society.

    5. Appendix – attach the pdfs of your hypothesis tests.