So I know it goes something like F(2,54) = 4.45, p<0,05
but where are the numbers inside the parantheses of the F?
F(between groups dF, within groups df)..
Where are these numbers on the output of the SPSS?
Why would I get you wrong? Is it me or you who thinks you are wrong?
SPSS seems to report between and within groups of freedom as df1 and df2. It is not about corresponding, it is about the language of SPSS, format, structure. I will go with this since it has a good deal of back up if you ask me. Unless proven otherwise, this seems to be it.
I did an anova and an ancova to show how SPSS words df1 and df2 as between groups and within groups in anova and only df1 and df2 in ancova. I assumed b/c anova results are worded as such (df1 and df2 as between groups and within groups), ancova results could be read the same way.