Help with SPSS test choice

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Help with SPSS test choice

Postby jasonc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:21 pm

Basicallly I have one question on the choice of SPSS test.

I have a survey and one of the questions is "Are you aware of mouth cancer due to binge drinking". The options are either Yes or No. I want to find if there is a significant difference between gender regarding this question.

I have input the data as "1" for yes and "2" for no; "1" for male and "2" for female. It would be very much appreciated if someone could help, this is part of my thesis!

Thank you
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Re: Help with SPSS test choice

Postby Penguin_Knight » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:36 pm

Analyze > Descriptive > Cross-tab

Put mouth cancer into column
Put gender into row

Click "Statistics", select "Chi-Square"

Click OK and then OK again to run the test.

Look for the chi-square test output. If the two-tailed p-value is less than 0.05, it means either:
1) The proportion of answers in mouth cancer differs by gender, or
2) The proportion of gender differ by their knowledge about mouth cancer.
(It's strange this way, because Chi-square does not specify which is exposure and which is outcome, both of these results go hand in hand, you can just report the first one.)

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