Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows
Joseph F. Healey, John Boli, Earl R. Babbie, Fred Halley
Pine Forge Press, Feb 10, 2009 - Social Science - 356 pages
A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences.
This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version).
Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition can be effectively used in Introductory Sociology or other undergraduate sociology courses and may be used in conjunction with most of the standard textbooks in the field. The text is ideal for courses where the professor also wants to introduce students to doing social research and using SPSS.
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Social Research Data Sets and Frequency Distributions
The Scientific Method
Chapter 3 Describing the Sample Types of Variables and Data Sets
What Do Americans Value?
Attitudes About Abortion
What Kinds of Children Do Americans Want?
Fear Law Enforcement and Punishment
Chapter 8 Inequality and Social Class in the United States
Chapter 10 Inequality and Race
Forms and Functions
Support for Civil Liberties Presidential Choice and the Gender Gap
Codebooks for All Data Sets
SPSS Commands Used in This Text
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary of Key Concepts
Chapter 9 Inequality and Gender