Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows 95 Versions 7.5, 8.0, Or Higher
This revised edition guides users of SPSS for Windows 95 and, like its predecessor, helps teach students how to `do' social science, by showing how compelling social issues can be explored by analyzing social data. The book is written specifically for beginning research students and is accompanied by a data disk. It stresses active learning, as students are guided step-by-step through the exercises. No previous experience with computers, Windows, SPSS, statistics, or social research is required. An Instructor's Manual is available to lecturers who adopt the book, and request it on their institution's letterhead.
Social Research Data Sets
The Scientific Method
Describing the Sample
What Do Americans Value?
Research Report 4 3 Testing Deprivation Theory with POSTLIFE as
Comparative Analysis 4 1 Have the Sources of Religiosity Changed over
What Kinds of Children
2 Testing the Inequalities of Gender for Statistical
Research Report 9 4 Multivariate Analysis of Sexism
Inequality and Race
5 A Multivariate Analysis of Prejudice and Social Class
Appendix A Variable Names Item Wordings and Codes
Fear Law Enforcement and Punishment
Inequality and Social Class in
Research Report 8 3 Is Happiness Affected by Social Class?
Comparative Analysis 8 1 Have the Causes of Inequality Changed over
Inequality and Gender
Appendix B SPSS Commands Used in This Book
Answers to Selected Exercises
able abortion Americans analysis arrow pointing association attitudes bivariate blacks blanks button causes Cells Chapter chart chi square choose Click OK Click the arrow column percentages Command Block Compare complete Continue control variable correlates Cramer's Crosstabs Crosstabs procedure Define dependent dialog box direction display do/do EXERCISE Explain FEAR females gamma gender Graphs groups happy Help HIGH higher Highlight hypothesis important includes income increases independent variable indicates inequality is/is labels less less than/more males Mean measure MIDDL multivariate NAME INSTRUCTOR DATE numerical Options output population prejudice prestige produce RACDIF2 RACE racial relationship religiosity religious RELITEN Research Report respondents sample scatterplot scores Select social society SPANKING SPSS square statistically significant strength strong Summarize summary table Test theory vari voted weak/moderate/strong whites window women