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    So I'm in my second semester of first year and we've just started looking at research methods, the dreaded subject. We've just started working with SPSS, which seems like a more difficult version of excel.

    For my assignment we have to do an SPSS practical, then write a research correlation/t-test report about the findings. So far I have struggled with SPSS and I have never written a research report, and I find analysing data really hard.

    Does anyone have any tips?


    Basically, you're doing an experiment and reporting every step that you did starting from the very beginning with your hypothesis/aim.

    Then move onto background information, your methodology/procedure, findings, and then a discussion which is where you discuss your findings, what you would do differently and the advantages/disadvantages of your chosen methodology and why you decided on them - rip apart your work.

    This is a good example (http://www.thewritesource.com/apa/apa.pdf)

    SPPS does a lot of things, so you may want to look on Youtube and see if there's a tutorial video. Try these: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRA3...9pagOzOhFrBdPV)

    There is a really good book you can get on Amazon called 'Statistics without maths for psychology.' by John Reidy and it explains how to use SPSS and what analyses you should use. This book has helped me throughout my entire degree and would be really beneficial to you as a resource. It may be pricey but they may have cheaper used versions available.

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