**SPSSExam.sav****You will use this data file in this week’s assignment.**

**Stats I Week 2 Assignment A, Part 1 of 1**Booker-Zorigan, B. (2021, July 18).*Stats I Week 2 Assignment A, Part 1 of 1*[Video]. Kaltura.**Stats I Week 2 Assignment B, Part 1 of 1**Booker-Zorigan, B. (2021, July 18).*Stats I Week 2 Assignment B, Part 1 of 1*[Video]. Kaltura.

**These two videos discuss variable types and descriptive statistics. Further, they provide a walkthrough of SPSS.**

**Bar chart****Clark, T., & Bolt, S. (2012). Bar chart. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 57-61). SAGE.**

This resource presents the importance of using bar charts to depict descriptive data. Specifically, presenting nominal and ordinal scale data.**Explore (Chapter 12).****Meyers, L. S., Gamst, G. C., & Guarino, A. J. (2013). Explore (Chapter 12). In Performing data analysis using IBM SPSS. Wiley & Sons.**

This chapter discusses the procedures to explore the data using SPSS. It provides all of the options that are available through the explore option in SPSS.**Frequencies (Chapter 10)****Meyers, L. S., Gamst, G. C., & Guarino, A. J. (2013). Frequencies (Chapter 10). In Performing data analysis using IBM SPSS. Wiley & Sons.**

This chapter discusses the procedures to run frequencies to explore the data using SPSS. It provides discussion and procedures to run frequencies for the variables.**Frequency distributions****Mihaescu, O. P. (2012). Frequency distributions. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 504-507). SAGE.**

Frequency distributions are used to depict all the values that the variable has taken in a dataset. They are very useful in descriptive statistics, as they allow the possibility of viewing each score and the respective frequency.**Graphical display of data.****Persaud, N. (2012). Graphical display of data. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 542-544). SAGE.**

In research, business, and educational reports, graphs are used to present a clear picture of the data. This resource describes the characteristics of graphs and how to organize the data to better display the information.**Histogram.****Streiner, D. (2012). Histogram. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 572-573). SAGE.**

Histograms are used to depict interval and ratio scale data. This resource presents the importance of the histograms and the use of them to depict the shape of the data. Furthermore, this resource differentiates between bar charts and histograms.**Pie chart****Streiner, D. (2012). Pie chart. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 1031-1032). SAGE.**

Pie charts are another way to depict categorical data. This resource describes issues concerning pie charts, but it also provides guidelines to produce better ones.

**Supplemental Resources**

**SPSS.****Gordon, M., & Courtney, R. (2018). SPSS. In B. B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational research, measurement, and evaluation (pp. 1577-1583). SAGE.**

Introduced in a previous week, this resource presents an introduction to the basic commands available in SPSS. It presents the description of the different windows found in the software, as well as instructions to conduct basic analyses.**Academic Success Center (ASC). (2020).***Statistics resources*. Northcentral University.**This LibGuide includes all of the statistics resources curated by NU's Academic Success Center. Use the headings on the left side of this ASC page to navigate to your particular area of need.****Presenting Statistics in Text****This page from the ASC offers support on how to use appropriately the different elements of statistics within text that you write.**

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