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Adventures in Social Research Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows 95/98, Includes Dataset from the 1998 Gss for Use with SPSS Base 9.0 and 10.0

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ISBN-10: 0761986766

ISBN-13: 9780761986768

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, Jeanne Zaino

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The Fourth Edition of this bestselling textbook has been completely rewritten and expanded to provide a comprehensive introduction to social research, invaluable for more experienced students and those with no prior experience of computers. The book is suitable for use with Windows 95 and with the SPSS software versions 7.0 and 7.5.The book is accompanied by a diskette carrying current United States' General Social Survey (GSS) data. The authors teach students how to analyze issues in social science using the GSS data and how to use SPSS, the most widely used professional program. They also provide step-by-step instructions illustrated with Windows screens.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.46" wide x 10.98" long
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Preparing for Social Research
Introduction
Theory and Research
The Logic of Measurement
Getting Started
Description of Your Data Sets
Using SPSS
Univariate Analysis
Describing Your Data
Religiosity
Presenting Your Data in Graphic Form
Political Orientations
Crosstabulating Abortion Responses
Moving from Univariate to Bivariate Analysis
Creating Composite Measures
Exploring Attitudes toward Abortion in More Depth
Suggestions for Further Univariate Analysis
Bivariate Analysis
Examining the Sources of Religiosity
Political Orientations as Cause and as Effect
What Causes Different Attitudes toward Abortion?
Measures of Asssociation
Tests of Significance
Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analysis
Multivariate Analysis
Multiple Causation
Examining Religiosity in Greater Depth
Dissecting the Political Factor
A Powerful Prediction of Attitudes toward Abortion
Suggestions for Further Multivariate Analysis
The Adventure Continues
Designing and Executing Your Own Survey
Further Opportunities for Social Research