## Statistics assignment M2

Students will use SPSS to enter raw data contained in four documents. The name of the document shows you the participant ID number and their responses are circled within the word document. First, create a data file in SPSS. Then, enter the data. Create your own variable names and using the variable view, fill in the label and value boxes for each variable. Finally, upload your .sav (SPSS) datafile to the assignment link.

After you enter your data, make a chart depicting the data. You maye choose any variables you wish. Save and submit the SPSS outut file (a .spv file) to the same assignment link.

Module 2 Discussion
Discussion Board

• Complete Task 8 on page 133. Take a screenshot of your variable view and your data editor. Then, embed these screenshots into your discussion board post. Discuss any problems you had entering the data or any questions you might have regarding this week's readings.

Students will post twice each week during each of the modules, with an initial post on Wednesday.

## Statistics and maths anxiety are common and affect people's performance on maths and stats assignments

Task 8: Statistics and maths anxiety are common and affect people's performance on maths and stats assignments; women, in particular, can lack confidence in mathematics (Field, 2010). Zhang, Schmader, & Hall, (2013) did and intriguing study, in which students completed a maths test in which some put their own name onthe test booklet, wheares others were given a booklet that already had either a male of female name on it. Participants in the latter two conditions were told that they would use this other person's name for the purpose of the test. Women who completed the test using different name performed better that those who completed the test using own name. (There were no such effects for men.) The data below are a random subsmaple of Zhang et al.'s data. Enter them into SPSS and save the file as Zhang (2013) subsample.sav.

Would you like help entering the data in SPSS?

## History Discussion - Manifest destiny

Based on the various materials for this module, in what ways do you see the myth of the United States as a City on a Hill and the ideology of manifest destiny as impacting opinions about immigration? How might they influence beliefs about the necessity of assimilation as well as who could/could not successfully assimilate? It is clear that John Winthrop’s envisioned the United States as “a City upon a Hill” and the core of global light and democracy. But in the past four centuries, Winthrop’s ideologies have taken a different course, largely shaped by American exceptionalism. Instead of acting as a beacon of hope and guidance, a section of the world now perceives America as a “malicious empire”, one that is eager to apply political tactics to enforce territorial expansion, push for policies that favor itself, or simply exert control. Basically, the idealism of “a City upon a Hill” is debatably regarded as a myth. To echo these thoughts, the demolition of Spanish colonialism in 1899 shaped a new perception o

## Media Self and the World Discussion Assignment .

Please watch the documentary The Illusionists and thoroughly respond to the following questions. Your responses should indicate that you watched the film in its entirety and should represent your personal interpretations/reflections of the film. You will not receive credit for generic answers (i.e., “I learned a lot about beauty”) or few word responses (i.e., "It was good.").
Posts and responses should be thorough, thoughtful, and free of grammatical and spelling errors .

What did you learn from the documentary that surprised you? Please explain.
Mass media often justifies their advertisements as giving the people what they want. Do you believe mass media reflect the needs/wants/desires of society or does mass media create the ideal image of beauty in order to sell products? Explain your point of view.
Commercial culture thrives on the idea that beauty can be bought. Explain how mass media has seduced society into feeling dissatisfied about their body image thus creating the craving need to buy more “beauty” products and its effects on ones health.

## American Studies 324: American Immigrant Cultures

When we think about the term “reading,” we often automatically turn to the mechanics of the act, the action or skill of reading. However, reading is also about interpreting, shaping experience,
identification, and making meaning.

approach the reading for this class in new and creative ways, examining each of our texts in ways that
make the most sense to you.

To do this, students will keep a reading journal which will include at least one entry per module of
assigned reading. Each 500-word entry should be dated and include the title of the reading that has
inspired the response (you can respond to as many or as few of a module’s readings as you desire).
While you are obviously welcome to discuss the media included in the modules, you must always also
discuss a written text in each journal entry.

Your journal entries can take many forms, this is your space to explore the texts in ways that work for
you.

Some ideas for journal entries (please note, this is by no means an exhaustive list):