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Unformatted Document Text:  18 Form C: Sample Data Analysis Worksheet Univariate Analyses 1. How many males and how many females are included in your sample? Also, indicate whether you think this is proportional to the KSU population? 2. How would you characterize the distribution of “interest in politics” among the KSU population? 3. Which of the knowledge questions did most respondents answer correctly? 4. Which of the knowledge questions did most respondents answer incorrectly? 5. What is the average number of correct answers to the knowledge questions? <Hint: Use the table titled “Statistics.”> Bivariate Analyses Indicate whether your data provide significant support or not for each of the hypotheses below. <HINT: Perform a “comparison of means.” Go to the Analyze menu.> 1) Students within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are better informed on matters of political science than students in any other college on campus. [ ] Hypothesis supported [ ] Hypothesis not supported 2) Students with a major in political science have the greatest level of political knowledge of any group of students on campus. [ ] Hypothesis supported [ ] Hypothesis not supported 3) Students who have taken POLS 1101 are better informed on political issues than students who have not. [ ] Hypothesis supported [ ] Hypothesis not supported 4) The more years of college that have been completed by the student, the more political knowledge they have. [ ] Hypothesis supported [ ] Hypothesis not supported 5) Female students are more politically aware than male students. [ ] Hypothesis supported [ ] Hypothesis not supported

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Form C: Sample Data Analysis Worksheet

Univariate Analyses

1. How many males and how many females are included in your sample? Also, indicate
whether you think this is proportional to the KSU population?

2. How would you characterize the distribution of “interest in politics” among the KSU
population?

3. Which of the knowledge questions did most respondents answer correctly?

4. Which of the knowledge questions did most respondents answer incorrectly?

5. What is the average number of correct answers to the knowledge questions? <Hint:
Use the table titled “Statistics.”>


Bivariate Analyses

Indicate whether your data provide significant support or not for each of the hypotheses
below. <HINT: Perform a “comparison of means.” Go to the Analyze menu.>

1) Students within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are better informed on
matters of political science than students in any other college on campus.

[ ] Hypothesis supported
[ ] Hypothesis not supported

2) Students with a major in political science have the greatest level of political knowledge
of any group of students on campus.

[ ] Hypothesis supported
[ ] Hypothesis not supported

3) Students who have taken POLS 1101 are better informed on political issues than
students who have not.

[ ] Hypothesis supported
[ ] Hypothesis not supported

4) The more years of college that have been completed by the student, the more political
knowledge they have.

[ ] Hypothesis supported
[ ] Hypothesis not supported

5) Female students are more politically aware than male students.
[ ] Hypothesis supported
[ ] Hypothesis not supported


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