Adventures in Social Research Data Analysis Using IBM� SPSS� Statistics

ISBN-10: 1452205582
ISBN-13: 9781452205588
Edition: 8th 2013
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List price: $76.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Written by esteemed social science research authors, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Eighth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it and provides a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then walks readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

William E. Wagner, III, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Channel Islands. Prior to coming to CSU, Channel Islands, he served as a member of the faculty and Director of the Institute for Social and Community Research at CSUB. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Wagner also holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has published in national and regional scholarly journals on topics such as urban sociology, sports, homophobia, and academic status. Dr. Wagner is co-author of Adventures in Social Research, 7 th Edition (Babbie, Halley, Wagner, & Zaino, 2010)

Jeanne Zaino, earned a bachelor�s degree in political science at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Upon graduation, she remained in Storrs to get a masters degree in survey research and work as a research assistant at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. She went on to earn a masters degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is currently ABD and completing work on her Ph.D. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, while at UMass she worked as a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Social and Economic Research (MISER). Upon completing her course work at UMass, she relocated to Westchester County, New York, where she taught a variety of courses at several area colleges, including: research methods, computer-based data analysis, statistics, American politics and government. She recently joined the faculty at Iona College, New Rochelle, where she is serving as an Assistant Professor in the History and Political Science Department. She and her husband Jeff, are the proud parents of a four year-old son, Maxim.

Earl R. Babbie was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1938, although he chose to return to Vermont 3 months later, growing up there and in New Hampshire. In 1956, he set off for Harvard Yard, where he spent the next 4 years learning more than he initially planned. After three years with the U.S. Marine Corps, mostly in Asia, he began graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1969. He taught sociology at the University of Hawaii from 1968 through 1979, took time off from teaching and research to write full time for 8 years, and then joined the faculty at Chapman University in Southern California in 1987. He retired from teaching in 2006 and moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, the next year. Although an author of research articles and monographs, he is best known for the many textbooks he has written, which have been widely adopted in colleges throughout the United States and the world. He also has been active in the American Sociological Association throughout his career for 25 years and served on the ASA�s executive committee. He is also past president of the Pacific Sociological Association and California Sociological Association. He is married to Suzanne Babbie, a joyful partner in all aspects of his life, and he has a son, Aaron, who would make any parent proud. As partial proof, Aaron and his wife, Ara, produced the world's two greatest grandchildren: Evelyn and Henry.

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