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Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey and SPSS: Tolerance

Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey and SPSS: Tolerance

There are three exercises that use data from the 2014 General Social Survey to explore topics in tolerance.  Tolerance is measured using questions that are based on the work of Samuel Stouffer in his classic book Communism, Conformity, and Civil Liberties. These exercises could be used to help students learn the principles of quantitative analysis with a focus on tolerance. Topics include tolerance, percentages, Chi Square, measures of association, two- and three-variable tables, and spuriousness. These exercises refer students to the relevant parts of an online introduction to SPSS – the software package used in the exercises. This online introduction is freely available at http://ssric.org/node/459. Each exercise consists of five files – the data set in SPSS format, extended notes to the... Show More
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