Babbie, Earl R.

Adventures in social research : data analysis using IBM SPSS statistics / Earl Babbie, William E. Wagner III, Jeanne Zaino. - 10th ed. - Los Angeles : SAGE, c2019. - xxv, 482 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I Preparing for data analysis -- Introduction: The theory and practice of social research -- The logic of measurement -- Description of data sets : the general social survey -- Part II Univariate analysis -- Using SPSS statistics : some basics -- Describing your data : religiosity -- Presenting your data in graphic form : political orientations -- Recoding your data : religiosity and political orientations -- Creating composite measures : exploring attitudes toward abortion in more depth -- Suggestions for further analysis -- Part III Bivariate analysis -- Examining the sources of religiosity -- Political orientations as cause and effect -- What causes different attitudes toward abortion? -- Measures of association for nominal and ordinal variables -- Correlation and regression analysis -- Tests of significance -- Suggestions for further Bivariate analyses -- Part IV Multivariate analysis -- Multiple causation : examining religiosity in greater depth -- Dissecting the political factor -- A powerful prediction of attitudes toward abortion -- Suggestions for further multivariate analyses -- Part V The adventure continues -- Designing and executing your own survey -- Further opportunities for social research -- Appendix A: The codebook -- Appendix B: Questionnaire for class survey.

9781506362779 150636277X

SPSS for Windows.

Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Computer programs.

HA32 / .B28 2019

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