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Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey and SPSS: Confidence in Societal Institutions and Spending Priorities

Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey and SPSS: Confidence in Societal Institutions and Spending Priorities

There are four exercises that use data from the 2014 General Social Survey to explore confidence in societal institutions and spending priorities. These exercises could be used to help students learn the principles of quantitative analysis. Statistical topics covered include frequency distributions, crosstabs, two and three variable tables, percents, Chi Square, and measures of association.  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 instructor, the SPSS syntax necessary to carry out the exercise, and the SPSS output for the exercise. The... Show More
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