Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics / Edition 7
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Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics / Edition 7

by William E. Wagner, Earl Robert Babbie, Frederick S. Halley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412982448

ISBN-13: 9781412982443

Pub. Date: 07/27/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Seventh Edition guides students step-by-step through the process of data analysis using SPSS/PASW Statistics and 2008 General Social Survey (GSS) data. Written by esteemed social science research authors, this workbook encourages students to practice SPSS as they read

Overview

Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Seventh Edition guides students step-by-step through the process of data analysis using SPSS/PASW Statistics and 2008 General Social Survey (GSS) data. Written by esteemed social science research authors, this workbook 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412982443
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE PART I: Preparing for Data Analysis
1. Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Social Research
2. The Logic of Measurement
3. Description of Data Sets; The General Social Survey (GSS)
PART II: Univariate Analysis
4. Using SPSS Statistics: Some Basics
5. Describing Your Data Religiosity
6. Presenting Your Data in Graphic Form: Political Orientations
7. Recoding Your Data: Religiosity and Political Orientations
8. Creating Composite Measures: Exploring Attitudes Toward Abortion in More Depth
9. Suggestions for Further Analysis PART III: Bivariate Analysis
10. Examining the Sources of Religiosity
11. Political Orientations as Cause and Effect
12. What Causes Different Attitudes Towards Abortion?
13. Measures of Association
14. Tests of Significance
15. Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analyses PART IV: Multivariate Analysis
16. Multiple Causation: Examining Religiosity in Greater Depth
17. Dissecting the Political Factor
18. A Powerful Prediction of Attitudes Towards Abortion
19. Suggestions for Further Multivariate Analyses PART V: The Adventure Continues
20. Designing and Executing Your Own Survey
21. Further Opportunities for Social Research Appendix A

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