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Learn to Use the Difference of Means T–Test in SPSS With Data From the National Household Education Surveys Program, School Readiness Survey (2007)

By: The Odum Institute Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset is designed for teaching the difference of means t-test. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 007 School Readiness Survey, and the example shows how to test whether the average number of hours spent each week watching TV differs between children whose parents are married compared to children whose parents are not married. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.

Methods: T-test
Prerequisites: Frequency Distributions
Data Type: Survey
Software Guide: SPSS
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In this tab you will find guides on using this dataset. The Teaching Guide is designed for faculty who are teaching research methods and statistics, with suggestions on how to use the dataset in lab exercises, in homework assignments and as exam questions. The Student Guide introduces the method for students, and can be used in teaching to provide students with an introductory overview of the method or test. The How-to Guide shows how to perform the technique or test using data analysis software.

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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

Dataset source website address

http://nces.ed.gov/nhes/dataproducts.asp#2007dp

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

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