assess your understanding of the statistical concepts covered in the Clinical Research Skills module
You are required to complete aData Manipulation and Statistical Management assignment forsecuring below
50% marks in Psychosocial aspects of diabetes assessment.
You are required to submit 3 files for this assignment:
Written Report: Written Report
SPSS Data File: SPSS Data File
SPSS Syntax File: SPSS Syntax File
Word limit: There is a word limit of 2,000 wordsfor the assessment report. Please state your word count
on your assessment, which should include the main body of the text excluding titles, subtitles, tables,
figures, captions and references. There is a penalty for exceeding the allowed word count.
The aim of this assignment is to assess your understanding of the statistical concepts covered in the
Clinical Research Skills module and your ability to manipulate and analyse data using SPSS.
For this assignment you are asked to analyse lung function data collected from two groups, healthy
volunteers and asthmatic patients. In total there are data from 265 people of limited age range. The
data is contained in an Excel spreadsheet FEV1.xls, and consists of the followingvariables:
Variable Name Categorical codes and details
Subject ID ID Unique subject identification number.
Patient group GROUP 1=Healthy volunteers,
2=Asthmatic patient volunteers.
Lung function FEV1 The volume (litres) exhaled during the first second of a forced
expiratory manoeuvre from a full lung capacity.
Sex GENDER 1=Female,
Subject age AGE Age in years.
Subject height HEIGHT Height in metres.
Subject weight WEIGHT Weight in kg.
Details of how to read Excel files into SPSS can be found on the CRS Blackboard site, in the Assessments
For the coursework you should carry out the following tasks and write up your
comments in a report (Word document):