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Research Readings and Statistical Exercises Using SPSS and Excel (2012)

Author(s): Cindy J. Gibson, Rebecca Klatzkin, and Lauren M. Littlefield

Affiliation: Washington College

Description: Each of five research readings is accompanied by a data set so that students can simulate the psychological research process. Research readings include a brief literature review, description of an experimental method that applies to the topic at hand, critical reasoning and statistics questions, and responses to the questions posed. A specific data set and a code book with summary statistics are paired with each reading; duplicate data files (one in SPSS and one in Excel) are provided so that instructors have access to data in their preferred data analysis format.


Overview

Please read the overview of the following resources.  Note: All SPSS Data Files are all packaged into a single "zip" file that requires uncompression using standard zip format software (current operating systems typically have this ability built-in).


Research Readings Area(s) of Study Main Statistical Comparison

I. Modeling Depression by Rebecca Klatzkin

Biopsychology

Paired t test

II. Beer Goggles by Cindy Gibson

Social Psychology;
Drugs and Behavior

Independent t test

III. Just a Concussion by Cindy Gibson

Neuroscience

ANOVA

IV. Multitasking by Lauren Littlefield

Cognition

ANOVA

V. Binge Eating by Rebecca Klatzkin

Health Psychology

MANCOVA

Author contact information:
Cindy Gibson
300 Washington Ave.
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-7829
cgibson2@washcoll.edu


Copyright 2012 by Cindy J. Gibson, Rebecca Klatzkin, and Lauren M. Littlefield. All rights reserved. You may reproduce multiple copies of this material for your own personal use, including use in your classes and/or sharing with individual colleagues as long as the author’s name and institution and the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology heading or other identifying information appear on the copied document. No other permission is implied or granted to print, copy, reproduce, or distribute additional copies of this material. Anyone who wishes to produce copies for purposes other than those specified above must obtain the permission of the authors.

 
 
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