PHD level writing is expected.
- The Chapter of the book mentioned is attached as pdf file as well as the entire assignment document in MS Word format.
- Also APA format template in MS Word is provided.
IBM SPSS Factor Analysis
Follow the directions given at the end of Chapter 20 (pages 270–275) in IBM
SPSS Statistics 21 Step by Step. Reproduce all of the IBM SPSS output from
the analysis and copy and paste into a Word document called week4assign.doc.
Also see the Data Analysis Formatting Guidelines below for more information.
All work must be on the Word document.
Do not send ANY SPSS files. Any required SPSS output must be copied and pasted
into the Word document at the correct location (do not lump all the tables and
figures together at the end or at the beginning). Do not include ANY SPSS notes
or SPSS Syntax; only the output needed.
Each SPSS output must be properly labeled (Table 1; Figure 1).
Each SPSS output must be near your discussion of it. Do not, for example,
discuss Table 1 on page 4, but show Table 1 on page 16. Be sure the output is
in the proper section of the DAA (e.g., assumptions are in the assumption
section; results are in the interpretation area).
You must use the required instructions for our remaining assignments. These are
given in a link in each assignment, and I am reproducing it for you at the
bottom of this letter.
Please have the following HEADINGS in your papers: 1) INTRODUCTION - Give a
brief (one paragraph) introduction to the assignment. Orient the reader. 2)
DATA FILE DESCRIPTION (This is section 1 below). 3) ASSUMPTIONS, DATA
SCREENING, AND VERIFICATION OF ASSUMPTIONS. 4) INFERENTIAL PROCEDURE,
HYPOTHESIS, ALPHA LEVEL. 5) INTERPRETATION. 6) SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION (one
Do not include long, useless tables that span several pages. ONLY include the
required tables, as given in the George and Mallery assignments.
Do not write in first person. Do not use the term "this learner" or
anything similar. Write in third person ("The results of the factor
analysis indicated that...").
Analysis Formatting Guidelines
format and organization of this model should be used for all subsequent data
analysis assignments. Note that all tables and figures are clearly and appropriately
identified. Clarity of writing and following instructions are gradable
components of all assignments.
I – Data File Description
source of the database.
history or "story" that provides context for the data.
variable(s) that are used in the analysis, including the measurement scale
associated with each variable and any missing cases.
number of cases (sample size).
other general information that describes the data file and variables.
II – Assumptions, Data Screening, and Verification of Assumptions
identify and verify any assumptions and requirements underlying the use of each
inferential statistical procedure.
verify each assumption and requirement for the variables that will be used in
an assumption or requirement cannot be verified with the given information,
indicate what information would be needed to provide verification.
the assumption or requirement is not consistent with the variables in the data
file, indicate what remediation might be undertaken to ameliorate the problem.
the data for out-of-bound values and outliers.
III – Inferential Procedure, Hypotheses, Alpha Level
the alpha level (use .05 unless otherwise indicated).
the research question(s).
the statistical hypotheses, both null and alternative.
what the calculated statistic will be that addresses each of the hypotheses.
IV – Interpretation
the results and interpret the meaning of the results for each inferential
analysis and do this specifically for the variables that are being analyzed.
your conclusions, as they relate directly to the research questions and
hypotheses, based on the interpretation of the results.
any limitations or constraints regarding these conclusions.
IMPORTANT - YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO AND TURN IN THE FULL ANALYSIS, THE ONE WHICH
INCLUDES STEP 5a IN IT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO THE FIRST ONE, WHICH THEY REFER
TO AS THE SIMPLEST AND BASIC ANALYSIS. SKIP THE STEPS IN THE TABLE AT THE
BOTTOM OF PAGE 274, AND INSTEAD DO THE FULL ANALYSIS WITH STEPS GIVEN ON PAGE
275 (note your page numbers may be a bit different in your edition of the
text). This full analysis will produce all of the required tables that go in
Sections 1 to 4 in your assignment (remember, put the correct tables and
figures (properly labeled) in the correct sections, and discuss them there in
It is OK if the results of your analysis (remember, just the main one that
includes Step 5a) are not exactly identical to the book...don't fuss too much
on this, especially for graphs. Our goal is to learn some of the common steps
that SPSS uses for this analysis, and to offer interpretation and professional
commentary on the learning experience.