New PDF release: A Guide to Doing Statistical Analysis in Second Language

By Jenifer Larson-Hall

ISBN-10: 0203875966

ISBN-13: 9780203875964

ISBN-10: 0805861858

ISBN-13: 9780805861853

ISBN-10: 0805861866

ISBN-13: 9780805861860

This necessary publication exhibits moment language researchers find out how to use the statistical application SPSS to behavior statistical checks often performed in SLA examine. utilizing facts units from actual SLA reviews, A consultant to Doing records in moment Language learn utilizing SPSS indicates newbies to either data and SPSS the way to generate descriptive facts, tips on how to decide on a statistical attempt, and the way to behavior and interpret numerous simple statistical exams. It covers the statistical checks which are most typically utilized in moment language examine, together with chi-square, t-tests, correlation, a number of regression, ANOVA and non-parametric analogs to those assessments. The textual content is amply illustrated with graphs and tables depicting real info units, and workouts during the publication aid readers comprehend options (such because the distinction among self sustaining and based variables) and figure out statistical analyses. solutions to all routines are supplied at the book’s better half web site, in addition to pattern information units and different supplementary fabric.

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First, move the column so it is the first column in the Data Editor. Filter out any participants who learned their second language at age zero. Count how many participants are left by going to ANALYZE > DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS > DESCRIPTIVES . Move the AGE SEC variable to the right and press OK. sav file. For the adjective test, not all of the participants answered the questions in the way the researcher wanted, so the total possible number of adjectives varies by participant. The researcher would like to change these scores into percentages so the scores of all participants are comparable.

You can use your computer to help you generate random numbers that you will apply to your participants, your sentences, your test items, or whatever you need. 1 Generating Random Numbers in Excel First, when you open Microsoft Excel, if you are using Microsoft Office 2007, you will see the formula bar below the tool bar. 20. To create random numbers, simply type the following syntax into the formula bar, exactly as shown: =RANDBETWEEN(1,100) After you type this, press the ENTER button. The RANDBETWEEN command shown here will generate random numbers between 1 and 100.

Getting Started with SPSS 15 This column lets you specify what value you want to give to data which is missing. For example, some people like to label all missing data as “999” instead of just having an empty space. Use this column to define how wide a column you’ll see (not how many characters you can put in it, which is what the confusingly named Width column does). You can also manipulate the width of columns manually with a mouse by dragging. This specifies whether data in the Data Editor are aligned to the left or right of the column.

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