Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 11.0/11.5 for Windows, With SPSS CD-ROM / Edition 5 available in Paperback
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Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 11.0/11.5™ for Windows®, Fifth Edition is the only book that guides students step-by-step through the process of data analysis using current General Social Survey data and versions 11.0/11.5 of SPSS. Authors Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, and Jeanne Zaino stress active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.
Adventures in Social Research supports students who are taking their first course in social research, as well as more advanced students who want either to hone their research skills or become acquainted with the latest versions of SPSS for Windows. As with the widely adopted previous editions, the authors supply detailed instructions illustrated with more than 140 screenshots so that students will always know what they should see on their monitors.
Adventures in Social Research can be used with both SPSS Base 11.0/11.5 or lower for Windows 95/98 or Windows NT and SPSS 11.0 for Windows, Student Version. With a wealth of illustrations, examples, and exercises, the latest edition of this best-selling volume provides students with a hands-on introduction to social science research and the most popular professional data analysis computer program.
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About the Author
Earl Babbie was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1938, but his family chose to return to Vermont 3 months later, and he grew 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 3 years with the US Marine Corps, mostly in Asia, he began graduate studies at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley. He received his PhD 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. Although he is the author of several 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 for 25 years and currently serves on the ASA’s executive committee. He is also past president of the Pacific Sociological Association and California Sociological Association.
Fred Halley, Associate Professor Emeritus, SUNY-Brockport, received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and philosophy from Ashland College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Missouri, respectively. Since 1970, he has worked to bring both instructional and research computer applications into the undergraduate sociology curriculum. Halley has been recognized for his leadership in the instructional computing sections of the Eastern and Midwest Sociological Societies and the American Sociological Association. At Brockport, he served as a collegewide social science computing consultant and directed Brockport’s Institute for Social Science Research and the College’s Data Analysis Laboratory. Off campus, Halley directed and consulted on diverse community research projects that were used to establish urban magnet schools, evaluate a Head Start family service center, locate an expressway, and design a public transportation system for a rural county. Now residing in Rochester, New York, he plays an active role in a faith-based mentoring program for ex-offenders, and he volunteers for Micrecycle, an organization that refurbishes computers used by those on the other side of the computer divide in schools, daycares, youth centers, and other community organizations.
Jeanne Zaino, Associate Professor of Political Science, Iona College, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in survey research at the University of ConnecticutStorrs. During that time, she worked as a research assistant at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. She went on to earn a master’s degree and PhD in political science from the University of MassachusettsAmherst. She is currently chair of the Political Science Department at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where she teaches courses in American government, institutions, research methods, social statistics, public opinion, scope, and methods. She and her husband, Jeff, are the proud parents of two sons, Maxim and Logan.
Table of ContentsPreface Part I Preparing for Social Research Chapter 1 Introduction Overview Why Use a Computer? Conclusion Main Points Key Terms Review Questions Chapter 2 The Theory and Process of Social Research Theories and Concepts: Deprivation Theory Hypotheses and Variables: Religiosity Social Research Strategies: Inductive and Deductive Political Orientations Attitudes Toward Abortion Conclusion Main Points Key Terms Review Questions Chapter 3 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 Conclusion Main Points Key Terms Review Questions Part II Getting Started Chapter 4 Description of Your Data Sets Sampling Data Collection The Codebook: Appendix A Subsample 1: DEMO.SAV Subsample 2: EXER.SAV Conclusion Main Points Key Terms Review Questions Chapter 5 Using SPSS Demonstration 5.1: Starting an SPSS Session Demonstration 5.2: Becoming Acquainted with the SPSS Data Editor Demonstration 5.3: Data View Portion of the Data Editor - Menu bar Demonstration 5.4: Getting Help Demonstration 5.5: Tool bar Demonstration 5.6: Dialog Boxes Demonstration 5.7: Scroll Bars - Moving Through the Demonstration 5.7: Scroll Bars - Moving Through the Demonstration 5.8: Entering Data - A Preview Demonstration 5.9: Loading a Data Set Demonstration 5.10: Raw Data in Data View - Respondents and Columns Demonstration 5.11: Finding Variable Information - Values and Labels Demonstration 5.12: Variable View Tab Demonstration 5.13: Windows Options - Minimizing and Reducing Demonstration 5.14: Ending Your SPSS Session Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 5.1 Part III Univariate Analysis Chapter 6 Describing Your Data: Religiosity Demonstration 6.1: Opening a Frequently Used Data File Demonstration 6.2: Setting Options: Variable Lists and Output Labels Demonstration 6.3: Frequency Distributions The SPSS Viewer - Output Navigating Through the Viewer Reading Frequency Distributions Demonstration 6.4: Frequency Distributions: Running Two or More Variables at One Time Descriptive Statistics - Basic Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion Demonstration 6.5: The Frequencies Procedure Demonstration 6.6: The Descriptives Procedure - Calculating Descriptive Statistics for Continuous Variables Demonstration 6.7: Modifying Variables With Recode Demonstration 6.8: Recoding AGE - Example 2 Demonstration 6.9: Printing Your Output - Viewer Demonstration 6.10: Adding Header/Footer and Titles/Text Demonstration 6.11: Saving Your Output (Viewer) Demonstration 6.12: Saving Changes to Your Data Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 6.1 Chapter 7 Presenting Your Data in Graphic Form: Political Orientations Demonstration 7.1: Frequency Table - POLVIEWS Demonstration 7.2: Bar Chart - POLVIEWS Demonstration 7.3: SPSS Chart Editor Demonstration 7.4: Recoding POLVIEWS à POLREC Demonstration 7.5: Bar Chart - POLREC Demonstration 7.6: Frequency Table - PARTYID Demonstration 7.7: Pie Chart - PARTYID Demonstration 7.8: Recoding PARTYID à PARTY Demonstration 7.9: Pie Chart - PARTY Political Attitudes Demonstration 7.10: Histogram - AGE Demonstration 7.11: 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 Chapter 8 Exploring Attitudes Towards Abortion With Frequencies and Crosstabs Demonstration 8.1: Identifying the Seven Abortion Variables - File Info Demonstration 8.2: Running Frequencies for Several Variables At Once Demonstration 8.3: Producing Crosstabs Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 8.1 Chapter 9 Creating Composite Measures: Exploring Attitudes Toward Abortion in More Depth Index - A Form of Composite Measure ABORT Index ABORT Index Scores Demonstration 9.1: ABORT Index Demonstration 9.2: Defining ABORT Demonstration 9.3: Checking New Index - Comparing Scores on Old and New Variables Demonstration 9.4: Running Frequencies for ABORT Demonstration 9.5: Validating ABORT SPSS Command 9.2: Producing Crosstabs With Column Percentages ABINDEX - Index Based on Six Abortion Variables Demonstration 9.6: ABINDEX Demonstration 9.7: Running Frequencies Demonstration 9.8: Validating ABINDEX Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 9.1 Chapter 10 Suggestions for Further Analysis Desired Family Size Demonstration 10.1: Respondents' Ideal Family Size (CHLDIDEL) Child Training Demonstration 10.2: Important Qualities for Children Attitudes About Sexual Behavior Demonstration 10.3: Index of Sexual Permissiveness Prejudice Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 10.1 Part IV Bivariate Analysis Chapter 11 Examining the Sources of Religiosity The Deprivation Theory of Religiosity Testing Our Hypothesis - Correlating Religiosity and Gender Demonstration 11.1: Running Crosstabs to Test Our Demonstration 11.1: Running Crosstabs to Test Our Interpreting Crosstabs Interpreting Crosstabs: Association, Strength, Direction Demonstration 11.2: Interpreting a Crosstab with Limited Categories Demonstration 11.3: Correlating Another Measure of Religiosity and Gender Drawing Conclusions Carefully: Reassessing Our Original Hypothesis Demonstration 11.4: Interpreting a Crosstab With Ordinal Variables - Religiosity and Age Demonstration 11.5: Correlating 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 Chapter 12 Political Orientations as Cause and as Effect The Relationship Between POLVIEWS and PARTYID Demonstration 12.1: POLREC by PARTY Demonstration 12.2: PARTY by POLREC Demonstration 12.3: POLREC by AGECAT Demonstration 12.4: PARTY by AGECAT Religion and Politics Demonstration 12.5: POLREC by RELIG Demonstration 12.6: PARTY by RELIG Gender and Politics Demonstration 12.7: PARTY and POLREC by SEX Race and Politics Demonstration 12.8: POLREC by RACE Demonstration 12.9: PARTY by RACE Education and Politics Demonstration 12.10: Recoding EDUC à EDCAT Demonstration 12.11: POLREC by EDCAT Demonstration 12.12: 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 Chapter 13 What Causes Different Attitudes Toward Abortion? Demonstration 13.1: Gender and Abortion Demonstration 13.2: Age and Abortion Demonstration 13.3: Religion and Abortion Writing Box 13.1 Demonstration 13.4: Politics and Abortion Writing Box 13.2 Demonstration 13.5: 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 SPSS Lab Exercise 13.1 Chapter 14 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 Demonstration 14.7: 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 Chapter 15 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 t 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 Chapter 16 Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analyses Demonstration 16.1: Desired Family Size Child Training Attitudes About Sexual Behavior Prejudice Additional Resources Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter SPSS Lab Exercise 16.1 Part V Multivariate Analysis Chapter 17 Multiple Causation: Examining Religiosity in Greater Depth Multiple Causation Chi-square and Measures of Association Multiple Regression Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter SPSS Lab Exercise 17.1 Chapter 18 Dissecting the Political Factor Political Philosophy and Party Identification Demonstration 18.1: Controlling for Education Demonstration 18.2: 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 Chapter 19 A Powerful Prediction of Attitudes Toward Abortion Religion and Abortion Demonstration 19.1: Religious Affiliation and Church Attendance Demonstration 19.2: Religious Affiliation, Church Attendance, and Abortion Politics (POLREC and PARTY) and Abortion (ABORT) Demonstration 19.3: The Interaction of Religion and Politics on Abortion Attitudes Demonstration 19.4: Constructing an Index of Ideological Traditionalism Sexual Attitudes and Abortion Demonstration 19.5: Recode PREMARSX and HOMOSEX Demonstration 19.6: The Relationship Between Sexual Permissiveness and IND Demonstration 19.7: Exploring the Relationship Further Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 19.1 Chapter 20 Suggestions for Further Multivariate Analysis Ideal Family Size and Abortion Child Training The Protestant Ethic Prejudice Demonstration 20.1: The Relationship Between RACDIF4, RACMAR, and RACPUSH Demonstration 20.2: Controlling for RACE Conclusion Main Points Key Terms SPSS Commands Introduced in This Chapter Review Questions SPSS Lab Exercise 20.1 Part VI The Adventure Continues Chapter 21 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 Step 1 - Defining Your Data Demonstration 21.4: Saving Your New File LOCAL.SAV Step 2 - Editing and Coding Your Data Step 3 - 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 Chapter 22 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 Appendix A Codebook Appendix B Answers to Selected SPSS Lab Exercises Appendix C Sample Questionnaire for Class Survey CD-Appendix D The Research Report / on CD-Rom CD-Appendix E The Research Proposal /on CD-Rom CD-Appendix F SPSS Survey Tips / on CD-Rom CD-Appendix G SPSS Commands Introduced in This Book / on CD-Rom CD-Appendix H Readings /on CD-RomIndex/Glossary