Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 11.0/11.5™ for Windows®, Fifth Edition is the only book that guides students step-by-step through the process of data analysis using current General Social Survey data and versions 11.0/11.5 of SPSS. Authors Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, and Jeanne Zaino stress active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises. Adventures in Social Research supports students who are taking their first course in social research, as well as more advanced students who want either to hone their research skills or become acquainted with the latest versions of SPSS for Windows. As with the widely adopted previous editions, the authors supply detailed instructions illustrated with more than 140 screenshots so that students will always know what they should see on their monitors. This Fifth Edition has been extensively revised to include:
Adventures in Social Research can be used with both SPSS Base 11.0/11.5 or lower for Windows 95/98 or Windows NT and SPSS 11.0 for Windows, Student Version. With a wealth of illustrations, examples, and exercises, the latest edition of this best-selling volume provides students with a hands-on introduction to social science research and the most popular professional data analysis computer program. Designed for both introductory and advanced research methods or statistics courses in sociology, political science, social work, criminal justice, and public health departments, Adventures in Social Research is also an ideal computer skills and data analysis textbook for any discipline that uses survey methods.
- A CD-ROM bundled with each copy of the text contains two data sets from the 2000 General Social Survey, along with 4 appendixes that provide additional information to aid students in doing primary research
- A separate version of the text is available with a CD that contains the SPSS 11.0 Student Version, along with the material from the standard version of the CD.
- "Writing Boxes" with examples of how to write up research results correctly
- Expanded reference, index, and glossary sections
- Links to information on SPSS 12.0 (due February 2003) and teaching tips from the instructors manual are available on the books webpage on the Pine Forge Press website.