which type of test

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which type of test

Postby pandwra » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Hi guys!!!!

I have many questions related to the SPSS use! :roll:

However, I will ask just one for the beginning :D

Which test should I use when I have to analyze a scale variable as the independent one (extaversion) and an ordinal variable as the dependent one (time spended on facebook)?

Thanks in advance!! :idea:
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Re: which type of test

Postby statman » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:00 pm

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Re: which type of test

Postby pandwra » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:20 am

According to my research, I want to examinate the relation between the use of Facebook and the the personality(analized with the Five Factor Model). :arrow:

For example, :idea: it was
expected that individuals who scored higher on the trait of Neuroticism
would be more willing to share personally-identifying
information on Facebook, spend more time on Facebook and be
less likely to use private messages, because of their desire to seek online social support.

I have shareD 400 questionares :?: and I am analyzing my data with IBM SPSS Statistics 20.

One of my questions: "Facebook is part of my everyday activity"
Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

The variable of this question is ordinal.

With which test could I analyse an scale variable (e.g. neuroticism- independent) with an ordinal one (e.g. every day activity- dependent) ?

Thanks!! :roll:
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Re: which type of test

Postby GerineL » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:28 am

you could use nonparametric correlation.
but, in reality most people just treat ordinal variables as scale variables.

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