1 pg public health assignment: variables, measurement, and spss


DUE 9/3/      8  P.M EST



SPSS is a statistical software program that allows you to enter these variables into a spreadsheet format and record the measurements from a sample. Additionally, SPSS allows you to perform statistical analysis. Before launching into your analyses, though, it is important to understand how the variables are measured. That understanding will help you interpret the SPSS output.

You considered topics with social change implications. For this Assignment, you will examine data to analyze independent and dependent variables, determine how they are measured, and decipher whether a social change question can be answered and the implications for such change.

Using the SPSS software, open  the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (ATTACHED)

For this Assignment:

Write a 1-page summary and include the following: USE SUBHEADING WHEN ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS IN PAPER

  • 1)A      description of what the each of the variables measure.
  • 2)A      description of the unit of analysis.
  • 3)A      description and explanation of the levels of measurement for each variable      (i.e., nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio).
  • 4)Explain      how you might conceive these variables to be used to answer a social      change question. What might be the implications for social change?

Support your summary using appropriate scholarly citations and references. Use proper APA format.