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dc.contributor.author Schultz, P. Wesley
dc.contributor.author Berger, Dale
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-07T21:34:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-07T21:34:37Z
dc.date.issued 1998-06
dc.identifier.citation Schultz, P. W., & Berger, D. (1998). The effects of computer interfaces on computer-based statistical analysis. Behavior, Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 30, 354- 358. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03200665. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0743-3808
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/200713 en
dc.description.abstract Thirty-one first-year psychology graduate students in a computer applications course completed a set of structured problems, unstructured problems, and data-screening problems in each of two statistical computing environments: a menu-based interface (SPSS for Windows) and a traditional command-based interface (SPSSx). Performance on the menu-based interface was generally superior to performance on the command-based interface. More of the structured problems were completed successfully within the menu-based interface. The menu-based interface also facilitated error identification, was rated as easier to use, and was preferred nearly 4 to I over the command-based interface, For the unstructured problems, students identified more relationships in the data set and issued more statistical commands when working with the menu-based interface. These findings are consistent with the interpretation that because the menu-based interface requires fewer mental resources to be dedicated to the mechanics of analysis, more resources are available to devote to higher level problem solving. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Behavior, Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03200665 en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) en_US
dc.subject menu-based interface SPSS en_US
dc.subject command-based interface SPSSx en_US
dc.subject statistical analysis en_US
dc.title Effects of Computer Interfaces on Computer-Based Statistical Analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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