2. Introduction. This to include a broader context for this data set and analysis. It states why
this topic and your model are important. (5 marks).
3. Theory and Selected Data. This section includes a short literature review and summary of
previous work, e.g. lists the covariates others have used. It notes how your work fits in the literature. Direction of the expected effects. Including any problems with missing values and variables. (15 marks).
4. Model Interpretation. This includes a statement of whether your results confirm or refute the results you found in the literature. (10 marks).
5. T-Tests. For the significance of individual parameters. (15 marks).
6. Overall F-test. The goodness of fit of your main model. (15 marks).
7. F-test on a subset of coefficients. (15 marks).
8. Assessment of the 4 criteria for model adequacy. When aIDing or removing variables (15
9. Scatter Plots. For some of the data (5 marks).
10. Conclusions. Including any recommendations you would make for further analysis? (5
All of this must fit in 5 pages, including references. Some advice on references is provided at the end of this document. You can use appendices for aIDitional material, including some SPSS output, but note that the appendices are not explicitly marked. The appendices must be less than 3 pages long. Anyone who goes over the 5 page limit for the First Report will not have any work beyond the 5 pages markedReferences/Bibliography
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dissolved oxygen under similar conditions has been demonstrated before (Norris, l986).
Williams (1921) was the first to report this phenomenon.
;. . . . . as discussed in detail by Ramsay (1983).
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The dune lakes of Jervis Bay are not perched in the generally accepted sense (Smith and Jones
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The significance of changes in egg contents during development is poorly understood (Webb et al.,
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Day (l979:3l) reports a result where 33.3% of the mice used in this experiment were cured by the
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condition; the third mouse got away.
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