practiced using repeated measures anova models H u m a n i t i e s

# Part 1: Repeated Measures ANOVA in SPSS

Earlier this week, you practiced using repeated

measures ANOVA models with SPSS and, ideally, used the Collaboration Lab

to ask, answer, and otherwise address any questions you had. In this

Assignment, you apply what you learned to answer a social research

question using Repeated Measures ANOVA.

**To prepare **

- Review the datasets provided.
- Construct a research question based on one of those datasets.
- Pay attention to the assumptions of this test, and ask, “Does it make sense to interpret the mean of this dependent variable?”

#### By Day 7

**The Assignment**

Use SPSS to answer the research question you

constructed. Write an analysis in APA format, including title page,

references, and an appendix, that includes your data output and

addresses each of the tasks listed below. The content should be 2–3

pages, including setup of the assignment, results, and interpretation of

results. Your SPSS output should be included as an appendix.

- What is the null hypothesis for your question?
- What research design(s) would align with this question?
- What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
- What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
- If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
- What is the answer to your research question?
- What are the possible implications of social change?

Early in your Assignment, when you relate which

dataset you analyzed, please include the mean of the following

variables. If you are using the Afrobarometer Dataset, report the mean

of Q1 (Age). If you are using the General Social Survey Dataset, report

the mean of Age. If you are using the HS Long Survey Dataset, report the

mean of X1SES. See page 996 in your Warner textbook for an excellent

APA-compliant write-up of a repeated-measures ANOVA.

# Part 2: Article Critique

The practice of quantitative research not only

involves statistical calculations and formulas but also involves the

understanding of statistical techniques related to real-world

applications. You might not become a quantitative researcher nor use

statistical methods in your profession but as a consumer, citizen, and

scholar-practitioner, it will be important for you to become a critical

consumer of research, which will empower you to read, interpret, and

evaluate the strength of claims made in scholarly material and daily

news.

For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to repeated measures ANOVA.

**To prepare **

- Review the Article Critique Assignment Guide in the Walden Library, listed in the Week 2 Learning Resources.
- Search the Walden Library for a quantitative article that applies repeated measures ANOVA.

#### By Day 7

**The Assignment**

Write a 2- to 3-page critique of the research you found in the Walden Library that includes responses to the following prompts:

- Why did the authors select repeated measures ANOVA in the research?
- Do you think this test was the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
- Did the authors display the results in a figure or table?
- Does the results table stand alone? In other words, are you able to interpret the study from it? Why or why not?