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 Dr. S. Muthumani/Department of Management Studies/Sathyabama University/Chennai
Part A : 5 x 2 = 10 marksPart B : 1 x 10 = 10 marks
202 Record & Observations 203 Exercise 404 Viva 20TOTAL 100PART A
1. Define the term Statistics.Statistics can be defined as the collection, presentation, analysis andinterpretation of numerical data.2. What are the utilities of Statistics?It presents facts in a definite form.It simplifies mass of figuresIt facilitates comparisonIt helps in formulating and testing hypothesis.It helps in prediction.3.
What is a statistical package?A statistical package is a suite of computer programs that are specialized forstatistical analysis. It enables people to obtain the results of standard statisticalprocedures and statistical significance tests, without requiring low-level numericalprogramming. Most statistical packages also provide facilities for data management.
 Dr. S. Muthumani/Department of Management Studies/Sathyabama University/Chennai
Name the some of the statistical packages used by the researchers.Stata- comprehensive statistics packageStatXact- package for exact nonparametric and parametric statisticsSAS- comprehensive statistical packageMentor- for market researchStatCrunch - comprehensive statistics package and statistical survey tool, withcommunity sharing of analysis
5. What does "SPSS" stand for?
Statistical Package for Social Sciences.6. Who developed the SPSS?SPSS was founded in 1968, SPSS Chairman of the Board Norman H. Niecollaborated with C. Hadlai (Tex) Hull and Dale Bent, two of his fellow StanfordUniversity graduate students, and developed the first SPSS program.7. . Who are the beneficiaries of SPSS?Market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government,Education researchers, Marketing organizations and others.8. Write the utilities of SPSS.Market researchProduct enhancementsProduct preferences and usageCustomer attitudes and behaviorsDemographic surveysReferral identificationPopulation/member demographicsEmployee satisfaction surveysEmployee attitude studiesWork schedule preferencesBenefit analysisGovernment agency surveysPolicy analysisConstituent preferencesCrime analysisAcademic surveysTesting and evaluationStudent interest studiesProfessor/course evaluations
 Dr. S. Muthumani/Department of Management Studies/Sathyabama University/Chennai
List out the window types provided in SPSS.Data Editor.Viewer. Draft Viewer. SyntaxScript10.
Write the release history of SPSS.SPSS 15.0.1 - November 2006SPSS 16.0.2 - April 2008SPSS Statistics 17.0.1 - December 2008PASW Statistics 17.0.2 - March 200911.
State the awards secured by SPSS.Company to Watch Award in 2008winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year© 2007 award2007 Nucleus Research Technology ROI Award2006 Industry Innovation & Advancement Award
What are the types of variables available in SPSS?NumericCommaScientificDollarString13. What do you mean by Dummy Variable?A variable with two values are called Dummy variable. E.g., male and female.14. What do you mean by categorical variable?A variable for which numbers are simply identifiers and do not havemathematical properties, such as order. For example, the sales territory inwhich a company’s customer lives (Central, North, South) is a categoricalvariable. Also called a nominal variable.15. Give the examples for Categorical Variable.A variable with several values are called categorical variable. E.g.0 = East

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