# Data File Management and Descriptive Statistics with SPSS – Problem 5.5: Check for Errors and Normality for the New Variables

Run Descriptives in order to understand the new variables, check for errors, and see if they are distributed normally.

Using Chapter 4 (Problem 4.1) as a guide, compute the descriptive statistics (Minimum, Maximum, Mean, Standard Deviation, Variance, and Skewness) for the new variables math courses taken, father’s educ revised, mother’s educ revised, pleasure scale, and parents’ education.

Output 5.5: Descriptive Statistics

DESCRIPTIVES

VARIABLES=mathcrs faedRevis maedRevis pleasure parEduc /STATISTICS=MEAN STDDEV VARIANCE MIN MAX SKEWNESS.

Descriptives

Source: Morgan George A, Leech Nancy L., Gloeckner Gene W., Barrett Karen C.

(2012), IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Routledge; 5th edition; download Datasets and Materials.

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