Web Activities

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Calculate compute the correlation coefficient and scatter plot

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/pearson/Default2.aspx

There are a number of interesting workplace behaviors and motivations that can be predicted by the Big Five model of personality. For example, there is a positive association between status striving and extraversion. Have all your students answer these two questions:

I would describe myself as outgoing, sociable.

1 = Disagree strongly; 5 = Agree strongly

In a work setting I would consider myself “Hypercompetitive.”

1 = Disagree strongly; 5 = Agree strongly

Have the class enter their data into the above calculator and determine the Pearson correlation coefficient between extraversions and status striving.

Calculate compute the correlation coefficientand scatter plot

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/pearson/Default2.aspx

There are a number of subjective well-being constructs that can be predicted by the Big Five model of personality. For example, there is a positive association between life satisfaction and extraversion. Have all your students answer these two questions:

I would describe myself as outgoing, sociable.

1 = Disagree strongly; 5 = Agree strongly

I am very satisfied with my life.

1 = Disagree strongly; 5 = Agree strongly

Have the class enter their data into the above calculator and determine the Pearson correlation coefficient between extraversions and life satisfaction.

Think of a simple question that you can post on social media to determine if you network differs from the general population

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/pearson/Default2.aspx

Think about a simple question you could ask your friends through social media. Before you ask the question, you will need to think of two questions that you believe to be positively or negatively associated. In my experience people are best at estimating how much time (in minutes) and money (in dollars) they do are would like to spend engaged in different activities. Be sure to ask two questions that can be measured and quantified (e.g., you can compute the mean for both questions). Then, post you question online. Using the data your friends report, use the calculator above to conduct a two-tailed significance test to determine whether there is a statistically significant correlation between your two questions.