Interpret a Correlation Analysis
For this assignment, you will use the six-step hypothesis testing process (noted below) to run and
interpret a correlation analysis using SPSS. The following vignette will inform you of the context
for this assignment. A data file is provided in the week’s resources for use in this
assignment. Also review the section on Presentation of Statistical Results and Explaining
Quantitative Findings in a Narrative Report in the NCU School of Business Best Practice Guide
for Quantitative Research Design and Methods in Dissertations.
A manager is interested in studying the associations between a number of variables. These
variables are age, years of experience, level of education, engagement, job satisfaction, and
performance level. She thinks that employees with more years of experience are more engaged
and satisfied. She thinks that younger employees will perform at a higher level, on average.
1. State the null and alternative hypotheses. 2. Select the significance level. 3. Select the test statistics and calculate its value. 4. Identify critical values for the test statistics and state the decision rule concerning when to reject
or fail to reject the null hypothesis. 5. Compare the calculated and critical values to reach a conclusion for the null hypothesis. 6. Explain the related business decision.
After conducting the above analysis please structure your paper as follows:
• Introduction to the assignment • Hypotheses • Results of the analysis (Hint. You may use an APA-style table to display these data. SPSS output
images are not in APA style). • Did the analysis support each of the hypotheses? • Explain what decisions the manager might make using these findings.
Length: 4 to 6 pages not including title and reference page
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in
the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response
should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.