R7031education.sav File Information

A Survey of 50 Parents

 

In January ‘08, fifty elementary school parents of a county school district were surveyed regarding their satisfaction with a free after-school day care program. The parents filled out the survey on after the end of the fall semester (in January ‘08).  In June ‘08, the parents were telephoned and resurveyed and were asked to rate their overall satisfaction again.

 

Variable Position Label Measurement Level
id 1 ID Scale Participant ID number
Safety 2 Safety of Children Scale On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the safety of the environment for the children?
Education 3 Educational Activities Scale On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your satisfaction with the educational activities?
Social 4 Social Activities Scale On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your satisfaction with the social activities?
Physical 5 Physical Activities Scale On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your satisfaction with the physical activities (sports, dance, etc.)?
Newstudent 6 Type of Student Ordinal 0 = new student 1 = returning student
Usage 7 Usage Level Scale What percent of the school semester is your child in the day care program?
Osatjan 8 Overall Satisfaction in January Scale On a scale of 1 to 7, rate your overall satisfaction with the day care program.
Osatjun 9 Overall Satisfaction in June Scale On a scale of 1 to 7, rate your overall satisfaction with the day care program.
Title1 10 Receives Title 1 Free Lunch Nominal Does your child receive a free lunch?

0 = No; 1 = Yes

Family 11 Number of Parents Nominal 0 = One Parent/Guardian; 1 = 2 Parents/Guardians
Children 12 Number of Children in School Nominal 1 = One Child; 2 = Two Children; 3 = Three or more

Variables in the working file

 

 

For each research question, describe in your Microsoft Word document the application of the seven steps of the hypothesis testing model.

 

MODULE 7 Application Assignments

 

Question 1: In Fall ‘07, the district sent home flyers encouraging parents to take advantage of the free after-school day care services, hoping to increase utilization. Are larger families using these services more than smaller families? In other words, does the utilization by family size (one child, two children, three or more) differ from what one would expect by chance?

  1. Run a chi square goodness of fit using Children as the variable with “all categories equal.”
  2. Report the observed and expected values and the tests of statistical significance.

 

Question 2: The district received data from the State indicated that this type of after-school program tends to attract larger families. Does the distribution of family in this county (one child, two children, three or more) differ from the State data?

  1. Run a chi square goodness of fit using Family Size as the variable with “all categories unequal” with 12, 26, and 12 as the expected values.
  2. Report the observed and expected values and the tests of statistical significance.

 

Question 3: The district would like to know if there is a relationship between the Family Size and Free Lunch in the utilization of day-care services.

  1. Run chi square independence test (crosstabs) using Family Size in the rows and Title1 in the column.
  2. Use the chi square and the phi coefficient to evaluate the relationship and statistical significance.
  3. Report the observed and expected values and the tests of statistical significance.

 

 

Write a brief conclusion statement summarizing your results. What can you tell this district about the kinds of families that use the day care program? Is utilization in this county similar or different than the state? What type of family is the most frequent user of these services?