Assignment: Testing for One-Way ANOVA
You had the chance earlier in the week to perform an
article critique on ANOVA testing and obtain peer feedback. Now it is
time to put all of that good practice to use and answer a social
research question with the one-way ANOVA. As you head into the
assignment, be sure and pay close attention to the assumptions of the
test. Specifically, make sure the dependent and independent variables
(factor) are amenable to use in the ANOVA (i.e., be sure to note levels
For this Assignment, you will examine the one-way ANOVA based on a research question.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Review this week’s Learning Resources and media program related to one-way ANOVA testing.
- Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High
School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you choose) found in the
Learning Resources for this week.
- Based on the dataset you chose, construct a research question that can be answered with a one-way ANOVA.
- Once you perform your one-way ANOVA analysis, review Chapter 11 of
the Wagner text to understand how to copy and paste your output into
your Word document.
For this Assignment:
Write a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of your
one-way ANOVA results for your research question. Do not forget to
evaluate if the assumptions of the test are met. Include any post-hoc
tests with an analysis of the strength of any relationship found (effect
size). Also, in your analysis, display the data for the output. Based
on your results, provide an explanation of what the implications of
social change might be.
Use proper APA format, citations, and referencing for your analysis, research question, and display of output.