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Adventures in Social Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows - With CD

Adventures in Social Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows - With CD - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1412940832

Cover of Adventures in Social Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows - With CD 6TH 07 (ISBN 978-1412940832)
ISBN13: 978-1412940832
ISBN10: 1412940834
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 07
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Published: 2007
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Adventures in Social Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows - With CD - 6TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412940832

Earl R. Babbie, Fred S. Halley and Jeanne Zaino

ISBN13: 978-1412940832
ISBN10: 1412940834
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 07
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows, Sixth Edition guides readers step-by-step through the process of data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date version of the General Social Survey. In this thoroughly revised edition, authors Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, and Jeanne Zaino stress active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Presents the latest version of SPSS for Windows: Readers are introduced to computerized data analysis using the latest version of SPSS for Windows (14.0 & 15.0).
  • Gives access to the latest version of the GSS: In the text and lab exercises, readers are given a chance to work with data from the most recent General Social Survey (GSS 2004).
  • Provides a shorter, more condensed version than the Fifth Edition: The latest edition has been restructured to make the material more user-friendly for students, including a separate chapter on recoding and a more straightforward discussion of composite measures.

Table of Contents

Part I. Preparing for Data Analysis

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Social Research
Chapter 2. The Logic of Measurement
Chapter 3. Description of Data Sets: The General Social Survey

Part II. Univariate Analysis

Chapter 4. Using SPSS: Some Basics
Chapter 5. Describing Your Data: Religiosity
Chapter 6. Presenting Your Data in Graphic Form: Political Orientations
Chapter 7. Recoding Your Data: Religiosity and Political Orientations
Chapter 8. Creating Composite Measures: Exploring Attitudes Toward Abortion in More Depth
Chapter 9. Suggestions for Further Analysis

Part III. Bivariate Analysis

Chapter 10. Using Crosstabs to Examine the Sources of Religiosity
Chapter 11. Political Orientations as Cause and Effect
Chapter 12. What Causes Different Attitudes Toward Abortion?
Chapter 13. Measures of Association
Chapter 14. Tests of Significance
Chapter 15. Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analyses

Part IV. Multivariate Analysis

Chapter 16. Multiple Causation: Examining Religiosity in Greater Depth
Chapter 17. Dissecting the Political Factor
Chapter 18. A Powerful Prediction of Attitudes Toward Abortion
Chapter 19. Suggestions for Further Multivariate Analyses

Part V. The Adventure Continues

Chapter 20. Designing and Executing Your Own Survey
Chapter 21. Further Opportunities for Social Research

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