How to run the One-Way ANOVA procedure
1. Build the Data Set
The table to the right provides an example of a data set involving one factor with three levels. The first column lists the case number which is optional. The second column has the independent variable (e.g., prime-target relation) which has three levels (e.g., translation, related, and control). The next column lists the dependent variable which is reaction times (rt).
2. Run the Procedure
|a. Go to SPSS, select Analyze, then Compare Means, then One-Way ANOVA, and you will see this dialogue box.||
|b. Move the dependent variable (in this example, rt) to the Dependent List space, and the independent variable (e.g., relation) to the Factor space. Then select Options.|
|c. In the Options Dialogue box, select Descriptive, then click on Continue, and then click on OK. You are done.|
3. Read the Output
You will get two tables showing the results of the analysis. The first one gives you the descriptive results:
The second one gives you ANOVA results. In this example, the F value is .313, and p value is .736, which means there is no significant difference among the three conditions.
The Output Listing