Moderation in SPSS

Part 1

  • Review the datasets provided.
  • Construct a research question based on one of those datasets.

Based on the research question you created, complete the following tasks:

  • Fit a multiple regression model, using two or more independent variables. Think about whether or not the model will meet assumptions.
  • Fit the model, testing for moderation between two key variables.
  • Analyze the output, determining whether moderation was significant and how to interpret that result.
  • Reflect on possible implications of social change.

Write a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis in APA format that includes your data output and addresses each of the tasks listed above.

Part 2

For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to moderation.

Use the following article:

https://class.waldenu.edu/courses/1/USW1.G3.201750/blog/_8544966_1/post/_762854_1/Wk%202%20Moderation.pdf

Write a 2- to 3-page critique of the research you found in the Walden Library that includes responses to the following prompts:

  • Why did the authors use moderation in their multiple regression model?
  • Do you think moderation is the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
  • Did the authors display the results in a figure or table?
  • Does the results table stand alone? In other words, are you able to interpret the study from it? Why or why not?

Datasets (choose one for part 1)

https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/hsls09/

http://www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/general-social-survey.aspx

http://www.afrobarometer.org/data/merged-data

https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/data_documentation/index.htm

Resources

Warner, R. M. (2013). Applied statistics: From bivariate through multivariate techniques (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.mode