Practical: Data Processing in SPSS
Full course description
During the third period, students will work in groups on their first observational research. These research projects build on the courses ‘Methods and Techniques’ and ‘Statistics for Psychologists I’.
For the observational research, students conduct (as a research group) observations and analyse these in the software SPSS. During the practical 'Data Analysis via SPSS', the students analyse, in groups, the observations using an analysis protocol and with the support of SPSS trainers.
- are able to explain the following concepts within the concept of an observational study: formulation of research question, independent and dependent variables, measurement level, hypotheses, and research design, and are able to define these concepts in the process of setting up an observational study;
- are able to analyse the data obtained with an observational study (by means of an analysis protocol), in which they are able to explain and apply specific statistical techniques, such as z-test, t-tests, ANOVA, X2 goodness of fit test, and X2 test for contingency tables;
- are able to explain the SPSS output for these statistical techniques and are able to interpret the results hereof.