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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

ISBN-10: 0761986774

ISBN-13: 9780761986775

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Earl R. Babbie, Fred Halley, Jeanne Zaino

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Adventures in Social Research is the only book available that teaches students not only how to analyze issues in social science research using current General Social Survey data, but also how to use SPSS, the most widely used professional program. It is perfect for adding a computer skills and data analysis component to a research methods or statistics course taught in sociology, social work, criminal justice, political science, communication science, health studies, or other discipline that uses survey methods. This book builds on the national success already established by the Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 based versions of Adventures in Social Research by Babbie and Halley. It is useful for both the more experienced students who want to learn how to use the latest version of SPSS, as well as students with no experience with computers, Windows, SPSS, statistics, or social research. In addition, this book provides step-by-step instructions and numerous demonstrations illustrated with more than 200 Windows screens so that students always know what they should be seeing on the computer. It includes exercises and review questions, and is perfect for lab or homework assignments, allowing students to test the skills they have learned using real-world data. It also enables students to analyze and write a data-based paper. As a set of optional activities, students are given their own questionnaire so that they can gather, code, enter, and analyze their own data and compare it to the GSS data already provided.
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/25/2000
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

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