POLS210

Assignment 13

Correlation

Suppose you want to show that x and y is negatively associated. Answer the following questions.

1. What is the null hypothesis?

2. Using SPSS, analyze the relationship between x and y. (SPSS: Analyze--Correlate--Bivariate. Copy and paste an spss output table in a Word file.)

a. Highlight the number that shows statistical significance.

b. Do you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis?

c. Is the relationship statistically significant?

d. What is the confidence level that we are reaching?

e. Underline the number that shows the strength of the relationship.

f. Is the relationship strong?

g. Is the relationship positive or negative?

h. Do the results support that x and y are negatively associated?

*Visit the course web page and find an example of SPSS output:

x |
y |

8 |
25 |

9 |
37 |

3 |
12 |

5 |
32 |

7 |
22 |

8 |
31 |

9 |
30 |

10 |
30 |

9 |
15 |

Do not include any wrong or unnecessary output.

If you make any mistakes, the instructor will let you know how to improve your assignment. You can redo your assignment and show the instructor the improved version. Repeat the process until everything is correctly done. Save your file and deposit the final version to Blackboard. Visit www.bsu.edu/blackboard and go to POLS210. Find Assignment 1 and double click and upload your file as a WORD file. You will receive 100%. Blackboard allows you to deposit only once. If you did not complete the assignment during the lab hours, you must deposit your assignment to Blackboard by 5pm next day. The instructor will grade your assignment. (You will not be able to redo the assignment, even though your score is lower than 100%.)