SPSS: Identifying and Inputting Variables
Assignment Overview
By successfully completing this assignment, you demonstrate your proficiency in the following competency and specialized behaviors:
Competency 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
C4.SP.A: Apply leadership skills, decision making, and the use of technology to inform evidence-based research practice to develop, implement, evaluate, and communicate interventions across the specialization of advanced generalist practice settings.
Related Assignment Criteria:
1: Devise accurate SPSS datasets.
3: Describe and report the statistical method or test outcomes using the appropriate statistical method or test.
C4.SP.B: Apply leadership skills, decision making, and the use of technology to inform program evaluation to develop, implement, evaluate, and communicate interventions across the specialization of advanced generalist practice settings. ​
Related Assignment Criteria:
2: Enter appropriate statistical data that assists in program evaluation.
4: Apply critical thinking in verbal and written communication through the use of leadership and technology.
Assignment Scenario
You are overseeing a mentoring program for youth who have been identified as being at risk and you want to complete a program evaluation to measure the impact on youth who participate. You also want to consider whether variables such as sex and race/ethnicity factor into the results.
Assignment Instructions
In the Unit 2 Dataset 1 given in the resources, find baseline data for the youth who have entered the program. From this data, identify all of the variables represented and input the data into an SPSS file. Save the file and upload it to this assignment. Note that you are not completing any analysis at this point in time. You are simply practicing entering data in SPSS, and you need to demonstrate the ability to identify the correct level of measurement.