ACS 401 Introduction to Research and Statistics

This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade. Please answer all questions, and hand in class a typed, double spaced copy. Keep a copy of your work for your records. Assignments that are late will incur a penalty of two marks per day and five marks over the weekend. For example, an assignment that would otherwise be awarded a grade of 14 out of 15 would be given 12 if one day late, 10 if two days late and so on. Assignments will not be accepted two weeks past the due-date. Start your work on this Assignment immediately.

The aim of this assignment is to compare group differences and figure out whether they are statistically significant or not. As part of completing your assignment, please use gssft.sav data file posted on D2L.

**When you report test results, please follow the APA format posted on D2L.

QUESTIONS

Q1) (20 points). a) Nationally, the average number of hours worked each week is 43 hours. Use hrs1 variable from gssft.sav, state the null and alternative hypotheses, obtain appropriate test results, and make a decision about the null hypothesis at the 99% confidence interval.

b) Choose only females and repeat the process above and report your findings briefly.

Q2 (20 points). Is there any statistically significant difference between husbands’ and wives’ worked last week? State the null and alternative hypotheses, use husbhr and wifehr from gssft.sav to make a decision about the null hypothesis at α = 0.01. Report your results briefly.

Q3 (20 points). Do computer users spend significantly less time on watching TV at α = 0.05? Use usecomp and tvhours variables from gssft.sav,, state the null and alternative hypotheses, compute the appropriate test, summarize your findings briefly and make a decision about the null hypothesis.

Q4 (20 points). Is there a statistically significant difference between people holding different educational degrees in terms of the average number of hours they worked last week? Use ndegree and hrs1 variables from gssft.sav, state the null and alternative hypotheses, compute an appropriate test, summarize your findings briefly and make a decision about the null hypothesis at α = 0.10.

Q5 (20 points). Does marital status make any difference for happiness? Use marital and happy variables from gssft.sav, state the null and alternative hypotheses, compute the appropriate test, summarize your findings briefly and make a decision about the null hypothesis at α = 0.01.

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