M.S. Psychology Week 1:Database Development
Submit the SPSS database that contains your program evaluation variables. No data should be entered at this stage; you are only setting up the variables at this time.Your database should contain the following variables:
- Participant ID number
- Program ID
- Group (applicable only if you will be comparing two or more groups for a single program, such as a treatment group and a control group)
- Demographic variables (such as age, sex, and any other demographic variables that are important for your population).
- Assessment instrument items for one entire instrument (pre and post).
- Assessment instrument totals for remaining assessment instruments (pre and post).
Be sure that the variables are labeled in a manner that makes sense and that will allow you to identify them as you analyze the data. Each variable should be completely defined and labeled appropriately in the Variable View screen in SPSS. Be sure to select the appropriate measurement scale for each variable.Also attach the instruments that are being used for each program. If you are not able to obtain an actual instrument, provide a description of the instrument that explains the items, measurement scale, and scoring instructions. Provide a full reference for each instrument used in each of the two programs.