Data Collection and Instrumentation
RES720 Week 3: Access the SPSS® Data Sets in the Course Resources > Student Success Guide to download the data set for this assignment.
Open dataset SAQ (Item 3 Reversed).sav in SPSS®.
This exercise must be completed on the four subscales below, and you should, therefore, produce four reliability analyses.
Subscale 1 (Fearof statistics): items 1, 3, 4, 5, 12, 16, 20, 21
Subscale 2 (Peerevaluation): items 2, 9, 19, 22, 23
Subscale 3 (Fearof computers): items 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18
Subscale 4 (Fear of mathematics): items 8, 11, 17
Using the directions outlined in Section 18.10 (Ch. 18) of Field (2018), conduct a reliability analysis.
Note: Access to Ch. 18 can be found in the Week 3 Optional Activities.
Post the output from your reliability analysis into a Microsoft® Word document. Also, include responses to the following questions:
What did the results tell you about the reliability of the scale?
What actions can be taken by a researcher to improve the reliability of a scale?