Advanced Research Methods (STAT 730) Semester: Spring 2017 Assignment No. 1 Due Date: July 20, 2017

Advanced Research Methods (STAT 730)

Semester: Spring 2017                                                            Assignment No. 1

Due Date: July 20, 2017                                                                   Total Marks: 20

Data Analysis by Using SPSS


Objective of the Assignment:

The objective of this activity is to make the students able to perform data analysis by using SPSS software and learn their practical applications and interpretation for informed decision making.

Learning Outcomes:

After attempting this assignment students should be able to:

  • Run Descriptive statistics (Mean and Standard deviation) on SPSS and interpret its result
  • Run Correlation on SPSS and interpret its result
  • Run Regression analysis on SPSS and interpret its result


Important Instructions

  • Install SPSS software into your computer system, preferably not older than 20th version. 
  • Find SPSS file named “STAT730_Assignment_2 SPSS_File”given in assignment # 2 folder in download section.
  • Read and comprehend assignment requirements regarding data analysis.
  • Perform the required statistical tests on the given data and write the answers and interpretation in the given boxes.
  • All the answers must be written in prescribed format, given with each requirement.

Assignment Requirements


Requirement No. 1 (6 Marks)

Calculate Mean value and Standard Deviation. Interpret both separately in not more than two lines.

Note: Data is collected using five point Likert scale (1 to 5) where 1 stands for strongly disagree, 2 for disagree, 3 for partially agree, 4 for agree and 5 for strongly agree.


Mean value

Stand. Deviation value


E-banking Services




Customer Loyalty







Requirement No. 2 (8 Marks)

Perform correlation (Bivariate, Pearson) analysis between E-Banking Services and Customer Loyalty.

Pearson Correlation value


Significance value






Note: Interpretation should not be more than 50 words. No sign with the correlation value indicates a positive correlation.


Requirement No. 3 (6 Marks)

Perform Linear Regression where E-Banking Services is independent variable and Customer Loyalty is dependent variable.

R Square (Do not use adjusted R Square value)

Un-Standardized Beta Value







  • Students are advised to study the whole text carefully.
  • Try not to include any irrelevant material in the solution.
  • Try to come up with precise and original answers.
  • Any act of plagiarism like copy paste from internet will result in ZERO marks.
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  • Make sure to upload the solution file before the due date on VULMS.
  • Any submission made via email after the due date will not be accepted.


  • Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”.
  • It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word format.
  • Use black font color only.


Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0), if:

  • It is submitted after the due date.
  • The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt.
  • It is in any format other than MS-Word or Open Office; e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, PDF etc.
  • It is cheated or copied from other students, internet, books, journals etc.



24 hours extra/ grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience.


Good Luck!


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