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Adventures in Social Research Data Analysis Using SPSS 11.0/11.5 for Windows

ISBN-10: 0761987584

ISBN-13: 9780761987581

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, Jeanne Zaino

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The Fifth Edition of the bestseller stresses active and collaborative learning throughout. Students are invited to engage in a series of investigative exercises, learning how to use SPSS as they explore the social world. Step-by-step instructions are illustrated with more than 140 screenshots and the book includes new data sets on an accompanying CD-ROM. Covering SPSS versions 11.0 or lower, Adventures in Social Research will be 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 any discipline that uses survey methods.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.46" wide x 10.98" long
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Preface
Preparing for Social Research
Introduction
Overview
Why Use a Computer?
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
Review Questions
The Theory and Process of Social Research
Theories and Concepts: Deprivation Theory
Hypotheses and Variables: Religiosity
Social Resrach Strategies: Inductive and Deductive
Political Orientations
Attitudes Toward Abortion
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
Review Questions
The Logic of Measurement
Validity Problems
Reliability Problems
Validity and Reliability
Multiple Indicators
Levels of Measurement
Measurement and Information
Measurement Options
Classifying Variables as Discrete or Continuous
Conclustion
Main Points
Key Terms
Review Questions
Getting Started
Description of Your Data Sets
Sampling
Data Collection
The Codebook: Appendix A
Demo.Sav
Exer.Sav
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
Review Questions
Using SPSS
Starting an SPSS Session
Becoming Aquainted with the SPSS Data Editor
Data View Portion of the Data Editor - Menu bar
Getting Help
Tool Bar
Dialog Boxes
Scroll Bars - Moving Through the Data Editor
Entering Data - A Preview
Loading a Data Set
Raw Data in Data View - Respondents and Columns
Finding Variable Information - Values and Labels
Variable View Tab
Windows Options - Minimizing and Reducing
Ending Your SPSS Session
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 5.1
Univariate Analysis
Describing Your Data: Religiosity
Opening a Frequently Used Data File
Setting Options: Variable Lists and Output Labels
Frequency Distributions
The SPSS Viewer - Output
Navigating Through the Viewer
Reading Frequency Distributions
Frequency Distributions: Running Two or More Variables at One Time
Descriptive Statistics - Basic Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
The Frequencies Procedure
The Descriptives Procedure - Calculating Descriptive Statistics for Continuous Variables
Modifying Variables With Recode
Recoding AGE - Example 2
Printing Your Output - Viewer
Adding Headers and Footers
Saving Your Output (Viewer)
Saving Changes to Your Data Set
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Excercise 6.1
Presenting Your Data in Graphic Form: Political Orientations
Frequency Table - POLVIEWS
Bar Chart - POLVIEWS
SPSS Chart Editor
Recoding POLVIEWS- POLREC
Bar Chart - POLREC
Frequency Table - PARTYID
Pie Chart
Recoding PARTYID - PARTY
Pie Chart - PARTY
Histogram - AGE
Line Chart - INCOME98
Some Guidelines for Choosing a Chart or Graph
Saving and Printing Your Charts
Saving Your Recoded Variables
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 7.1
Exploring Attitudes Towards Abortion With Frequencies and Crosstabs
Identifying the Seven Abortion Variables - File Info
Running Frequencies for Several Variables at Once
Producing Crosstabs
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 8.1
Creating Composite Measures: Exploring Attitudes Toward Abortion in More Depth
Index - A Form of Composite Measure
ABORT Index
ABORT Index Scores
ABORT Index
Defining ABORT
Checking New Index - Comparing Scores on Old and New Variables
Running Frequencies for ABORT
Validating ABORT
ABINDEX - Index Based on Six Abortion Variables
ABINDEX
Running Frequencies
Validating ABINDEX
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 9.1
Suggestions for Further Analysis
Desired Family Size
Respondents' Ideal Family Size (CHLDIDEL)
Child Training
Important Qualities for Children
Attitudes About Sexual Behavior
Index of Sexual Permissiveness
Prejudice
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 10.1
Bivariate Analysis
Examining the Sources of Religiosity
The Deprivation Theory of Religiosity
Testing Our Hypothesis Correlating Religiosity and Gender
Running Crosstabs to Test Our Hypothesis
Interpreting Crosstabs
Interpreting Crosstabs: Association, Strength, Direction
Interpreting a Crosstab with Limited Categories
Correlating Another Measure of Religiosity and Gender
Writing Box 11.1
Drawing Conclusions Carefully: Reassessing Our Original Hypothesis
Interpreting A Crosstab With Ordinal Variables - Religiosity and Age
Correlatin Other Measures of Religiosity and Age
Epsilon
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 11.1
Political Orentations as Cause and as Effect
The Relationship Between Polviews and Partyid
Polrec by Party
Party by Polrec
Age and Politics
Polrec and Agecat
Party by Agecat
Religion and Politics
Demonstration 12.5
Demonstration 12.6
Gender and Politics
PARTY and POLREC by SEX
Race and Politics
POLREC by RACE
PARTY by RACE
Education and Politics
Recoding EDUC - EDCAT
POLREC by EDCAT
Party by EDCAT
Some Surprises - Class, Marital Status, and Politics
Social Class
Marital Status
The Impact of Party and Political Philosophy
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 12.1
What Causes Different Attitudes Toward Abortion?
Gender and Abortion
Age and Abortion
Religion and Abortion
Demonstration 13.4
Sexual Attitudes and Abortion
Other Factors You Can Explore on Your Own
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
Measures of Association
The Logic of Statistical Association: Proportionate Reduction of Error (PRE)
Lambda: A Measure Appropriate for Nominal Variables
Gamma: A Measure Appropriate for Ordinal Variables
Pearson's r: A Measure Appropriate for I/R Variables
Requesting Several Correlation Coefficients
Regression
Additional Measures of Association
Analyzing the Association Between Variables at Different Levels of Measurement
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 14.1
Tests of Significance
Statistical Significance
Significance Tests: Part of the Larger Body of Inferential Statistics
Statistical Significance Versus Measures of Association
Chi-Square
Significance and Association
Tests
Analysis of Variance
A Statistical Toolbox: A Summary
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 15.1
Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analyses
Desired Family Size
Child Training
Attitudes About Sexual Behavior
Prejudice
Additional Resources
Conclusions
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
SPSS Lab Exercise 16.1
Multivariate Analysis
Multiple Causation: Examining Religiosity in Greater Depth
Multiple Causation
Chi-square and Measure of Association
Multiple Regression
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
SPSS Lab Exercise 17.1
Dissecting the Political Factor
Political Philosophy and Party Identification
Controlling for Education
The Mystery of Politics and Marital Status
Political Issues
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 18.1
A Powerful Prediction of Attitudes Toward Abortion
Religion and Abortion
Religious Affiliation and Church Attendance
Religious Affiliation, Church Attendance, and Abortion
Politics (POLREC and PARTY) and Abortion (ABORT)
The Interaction of Religion and Politics on Abortion Attitudes
Constructing an Index of Ideological Traditionalism
Sexual Attitudes and Abortion
Recode PREMARSX and HOMOSEX
The Relationship Between Sexual Permissiveness and IND
Exploring the Relationship Further
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercises 19.1
Suggestions for Further Multivariate Analysis
Ideal Family Size and Abortion
Child Training
The Protestant Ethic
Prejudice
The Relationship Between RACDIF4, RACMAR, and RACPUSH
Controlling for RACE
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 20.1
The Adventure Continues
Designing and Executing Your Own Survey
The Social Research Process and Proposal
Designing and Executing Your Own Survey
Sample Questionnaire
Getting Ready for Data Analysis Using SPSS
Defining Your Data
Editing and Coding Your Data
Entering Your Data
Writing a Research Report
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
SPSS Lab Exercise 21.1
Further Opportunities for Social Research
The Unabridged GSS
Other Data Sets
Other Computer Programs
Conclusion
Main Points
Key Terms
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter
Review Questions
Appendices
Codebook
Answers to Selected SPSS Lab Exercises
Sample Questionnaire for Class Survey
The Research Report
The Research Proposal
SPSS Survey Tips
SPSS Commands Introduced in This Book
Readings
Index/Glossary