By Jenifer Larson-Hall
This worthy e-book exhibits moment language researchers find out how to use the statistical application SPSS to behavior statistical checks usually performed in SLA study. utilizing info units from genuine SLA reports, A consultant to Doing information in moment Language study utilizing SPSS exhibits beginners to either information and SPSS find out how to generate descriptive facts, find out how to pick out a statistical try out, and the way to behavior and interpret various uncomplicated statistical checks. It covers the statistical exams which are most typically utilized in moment language examine, together with chi-square, t-tests, correlation, a number of regression, ANOVA and non-parametric analogs to those checks. The textual content is amply illustrated with graphs and tables depicting real info units, and routines in the course of the booklet support readers comprehend innovations (such because the distinction among self sufficient and established variables) and determine statistical analyses. solutions to all workouts are supplied at the book’s better half site, besides pattern information units and different supplementary fabric.
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Extra resources for A Guide to Doing Statistical Analysis in Second Language Research Using SPSS (Second Language Acquisition Research Series)
Sav file. The data come from an unpublished study on Japanese learners of English who lived in the US as either children or adults. Move the RLWTEST variable from the end of the file to be the first variable after ID. This variable is a variable with 96 points. Reduce it to two groups by dividing at the halfway point to separate those who are better and worse at distinguishing R/L/W in English, or, if you have read the Advanced Topic section on using Visual Binning, do that to find a suitable cutpoint.
Find out how many are in each group by going to ANALYZE > DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS > FREQUENCIES and putting the new variable in the “Variable(s)” box. sav file. The STATUS variable here groups participants by the age at which they started learning English intensively. Let’s pretend I want to make another group that puts people into groups pertaining to their English usage. Half of the participants scored 10 or below, and half scored 11 or above, so I decide to make a cutpoint at this level. Create a new group called USE GROUP that categorizes participants as either LowUse or HiUse (be sure to create value labels as well for this variable).
How many participants were 18 when tested? sav file. The data come from a very large-scale study on bilinguals conducted by Jean-Marc Dewaele and Aneta Pavlenko (2001–2003). The column AGE SEC refers to the age of acquisition of a second language. First, move the column so it is the first column in the Data Editor. Filter out any participants who learned their second language at age zero. Count how many participants are left by going to ANALYZE > DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS > DESCRIPTIVES . Move the AGE SEC variable to the right and press OK.
A Guide to Doing Statistical Analysis in Second Language Research Using SPSS (Second Language Acquisition Research Series) by Jenifer Larson-Hall