See the syllabus section on ‘short papers’ for the requirements. In this paper, strike a balance between reviewing and summarizing, critiquing the ideas that were presented, and providing your own ideas and interpretations.
Please review the Tutorial titled “Tutorial on Correlations in SPSS” prior to attempting this homework assignment.
This data set contains data from a study on social anxiety. Participants were asked to complete a social anxiety questionnaire that scored their social anxiety from 1 to 10, where 1 is low social anxiety and 10 is high social anxiety. Participants also completed a questionnaire on the number of social interactions they had per day. The numbers in the “interactions” column correspond to the number of interactions they had on a typical day. Finally, the number in the “home” column corresponds to the number of days per week stayed home all day.
What is the correlation between social anxiety and interactions (give me the r value)?
Explain what this correlation coefficient means about the relationship between social anxiety and social interactions. In plain english, explain how the two are related.
What is the correlation between social anxiety and days spent at home (give me the r value)?
Explain what this correlation coefficient means about the relationship between social anxiety and days spent at home (in plain english, not statistics jargon).
Of the two correlations you computed, which is stronger?
Generate scatterplots for the two correlations.