This week, you explore key statistical concepts related to data and problem solving through the completion of the following exercises using SPSS and the information found in your *Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing Research* textbook. The focus of this assignment is to become familiar with the SPSS data analysis software, and to develop an understanding of how to calculate and summarize inferential statistics using *t* tests and ANOVA.

**To prepare:**

- Review the
*Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing Research*chapters that you read as a part of the Week 5 Learning Resources. As you do so, pay close attention to the examples presented—they provide information that will be useful for you to recall when completing the software exercises. You may also wish to review the*Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice*video resources. - Refer to the Week 5
*t*Test Exercises and follow the directions to perform a*t*test. - Download and save the Polit2SetC.sav data set. You will open the data file in SPSS.
- Compare your data output against the tables presented in the Week 5
*t*Test Exercises SPSS Output. - Formulate an initial interpretation of the meaning or implication of your calculations.
- Refer to the Week 5 ANOVA Exercises and follow the directions to perform an ANOVA using the Polit2SetA.sav data set.
- Compare your data output against the tables presented in the Week 5 ANOVA Exercises SPSS Output.
- Formulate an initial interpretation of the meaning or implication of your calculations.

**To complete:**

- Complete the Part I, Part II, and Part III steps and Assignments as outlined in the Week 5
*t*Test Exercises page. - Complete the steps and Assignment as outlined in the Week 5 ANOVA Exercises page.
- Create one document with your responses to the
*t*test exercises and the ANOVA exercises.