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Difference of Means T-test and the National Household Education Surveys Program, School Readiness Survey (2007): TV Viewing Among Pre-School Children

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By: The Odum Institute Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets
Methods: T-test
Data Type: Survey
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Abstract

This Sage Research Methods Dataset example introduces readers to a difference of means t-test. Difference of means testing allows researchers to compare the mean of a single variable based on two categories of another variable. There are many variants of difference of means testing – this example focuses on the independent samples t-test. This example uses a subset of data from the 2007 School Readiness Survey. It compares the difference in average number of hours children spend watching TV each week for those whose parents are married compared to those whose parents are not married. Results from an analysis like this could help researchers understand how family dynamics inuence child development.

In this example, readers are introduced to the basic theory and assumptions underlying this technique, ...

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About This Dataset
Data Source Citation

National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education. (2007). National Households Education Surveys Program of 2007, School Readiness Survey (SR-NHES:2007) [Data file]. Available from http://nces.ed.gov/nhes/dataproducts.asp#2007dp

Full title of originating dataset

National Households Education Surveys Program of 2007, School Readiness Survey (SR-NHES:2007)

Data author(s) and affiliations

National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education

Data Universe

Children ages 3–6 not yet enrolled in kindergarten

Funding sources/suppliers

United States Department of Education

Sample/sampling procedures

The SR-NHES:2007 was a random digit dial telephone survey. A Screener Survey was also used to collect information on household composition and interview eligibility. Only one preschooler (age 3–6 not yet enrolled in kindergarten) was selected for the SR survey if the screened household contained one or more preschoolers.

Data collection dates

01-02-2007 to 07-24-2007

Time frame of analysis

2007

Unit of analysis

Individual

Location covered by data

United States

Links to SRM content
List of variables

TVHOURS

D-# Hours child watches TV/video

married

Parents currently married

twoparent

Two-parent household