Preparation Download the SPSS data file grades.sav and save the file for future

Preparation
Download the SPSS data file grades.sav and save the file for future reference on your computer’s hard drive in a place where you will remember where it is.
Review the associated variable structure table for the data set titled “cf_data_set_instructions.pdf” which includes the names and scales of measurement for each of the variables in the data set.
Decide Your Variables
Begin by selecting two variables of your choice from the following list of variables.
List A—Independent Variables
gender.
ethnicity.
year.
lowup.
section.
extcr.
List B—Dependent Variables
gpa.
quiz1.
quiz2.
quiz3.
quiz4.
quiz5.
final.
total.
percent.
grade.
passfail.
Extract Your Data
After you’ve extracted your data, design a research topic involving the two selected variables. For example, if you select “quiz1” and “total,” you may want to research the peer-reviewed education literature on the relationship, if any, between quiz scores and total scores in a course.
Resources
Be sure to visit the Resources for this assessment to help you with the steps of your research report, such as the literature review, determining which statistical test to use, and writing your results in APA style.
Instructions
The Research Report Template [DOCX] will help you include the following in your paper.
Introduction.
Literature Review.
Search for relevant, scholarly articles that support your hypothesis and argument.
Consult the Resources for this assessment for guidance on searching for sources.
You should have a total of six sources.
For each source, write 1–2 paragraphs that includes a main idea, evidence from the source, and an analysis.
Hypothesis.
Include both null and alternate hypotheses.
Methods.
Participants.
Describe the number of participants in the study.
For this archival data project, the number of participants refers to the number of participants who responded to both of your selected variables.
Measures.
Discuss the measurement you chose from your work throughout the course.
Data Analysis.
Explain the form of analysis that you used to manipulate your data. Consider the following questions in your explanation.
From the point that you had the raw data, what test did you run?
Why did you select that test?
Why did you choose to manipulate the data?
How did you manipulate the data?
What results did you desire?
Results.
Report the results of your statistical analysis.
Reflect on whether your null hypothesis or alternate hypothesis is correct.
Make a conclusion in regard to the relationship between the variables.
Discussion.
Discuss your results in relation to the following:
How do your results compare to other research studies?
How can your results be generalized?
What were the limitations of the study?
Is your research valid and reliable? Or, how would you evaluate the validity and reliability of your study?

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