IBM SPSS Factor Analysis

timer Asked: May 2nd, 2016

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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.

1. All work must be on the Word document.

2. 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.

3. Each SPSS output must be properly labeled (Table 1; Figure 1).

4. 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).

5. 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.

6. 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 paragraph).

7. Do not include long, useless tables that span several pages. ONLY include the required tables, as given in the George and Mallery assignments.

8. 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...").

Data Analysis Formatting Guidelines

The 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.

Section I – Data File Description

The source of the database.

Any history or "story" that provides context for the data.

All variable(s) that are used in the analysis, including the measurement scale associated with each variable and any missing cases.

The number of cases (sample size).

The presumed population.

Any other general information that describes the data file and variables.

Section II – Assumptions, Data Screening, and Verification of Assumptions

Clearly identify and verify any assumptions and requirements underlying the use of each inferential statistical procedure.

Systematically verify each assumption and requirement for the variables that will be used in the analysis.

If an assumption or requirement cannot be verified with the given information, indicate what information would be needed to provide verification.

If the assumption or requirement is not consistent with the variables in the data file, indicate what remediation might be undertaken to ameliorate the problem.

Screen the data for out-of-bound values and outliers.

Section III – Inferential Procedure, Hypotheses, Alpha Level

State the alpha level (use .05 unless otherwise indicated).

State the research question(s).

State the statistical hypotheses, both null and alternative.

Indicate what the calculated statistic will be that addresses each of the hypotheses.

Section IV – Interpretation

Indicate the results and interpret the meaning of the results for each inferential analysis and do this specifically for the variables that are being analyzed.

State your conclusions, as they relate directly to the research questions and hypotheses, based on the interpretation of the results.

Indicate 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 some detail).

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.

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