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Apply MANOVA and Prepare a Course Reflection
Week: 8
Activity: Apply MANOVA and Prepare a Course Reflection
Activity Due Date:
Activity Description
You will submit one Word document. You will create this Word document by cutting and pasting
SPSS output into Word.
Part A. SPSS Assignment
In this exercise, you are playing the role of a researcher that is testing new medication designed to
improve cholesterol levels. When
examining cholesterol in clinical settings, we look at two numbers: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and
high-density lipoprotein (HDL). You may
have heard these called good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. For LDL, lower numbers are
better (below 100 is considered optimal).
For HDL, 60 or higher is optimal.
In this experiment, you will be testing three different versions of the new medication. In data file
Activity 8.sav you will find the following
variables: group (0=control, 1=Drug A, 2=Drug B, 3=Drug C), LDL, and HDL (cholesterol numbers of
participants after 12 weeks).
Using a MANOVA, try to ascertain which version of the drug (A, B or C) shows the most promise.
Perform the following analyses and paste
the SPSS output into your Word document.
1. Exploratory Data Analysis.
a. Perform exploratory data analysis on the relevant variables in the dataset. When possible, include
appropriate graphs to help
illustrate the dataset.
b. Compose a one to two paragraph write up of the data.
c. Create an APA style table that presents descriptive statistics for the sample.
2. Perform a MANOVA. Using the Activity 8.sav data set, perform a MANOVA. Group is your fixed
factor and LDL and HDL are your
dependent variables. Be sure to include simple contrasts to distinguish between the drugs (group
variable). In the same analysis,
include descriptive statistics and parameter estimates. Finally, be certain to inform SPSS that you
want a post-hoc test to help you
determine which drug works best.
a. Is there any statistically significant difference in how the drugs perform? If so, explain the effect.
Use the post hoc tests as needed.
b. Write up the results using APA style and interpret them.
Part B. Reflection
Reflect on your experience throughout the course and how you will use your new statistical skill set
in the dissertation phase of your degree
program. Include a brief assessment of what you have learned. In 2-3 paragraphs, cover the
following:
1. What were the three most important concepts you learned?
2. How will the material in this course help you in your dissertation work?
3. What would you like to have seen covered that wasnt or what would you have liked more practice
with?
Your submittal should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are
presented in the course and provide new
thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Where applicable your submittal should reflect
scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Review APA Form and Style.


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Learning Outcomes
3.0 Calculate and interpret descriptive statistical analysis.
4.0 Create and interpret visual displays of data.
5.0 Apply appropriate statistical tests based on level of measurement.
6.0 Determine the appropriate use of inferential statistical analysis.
10.0 Demonstrate proficiency in the use of SPSS.
11.0 Demonstrate proficiency in reporting statistical output in APA format.