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Learn to Use Pearson’s Chi-Squared Test in SPSS With Data From the General Social Survey (2012)

By: The Odum Institute Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset is designed for teaching Pearson’s chi-squared test. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS), and the example shows how to test whether views on legalizing use of marijuana differ in a statistically significant way between men and women. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.

Methods: Chi-square test
Prerequisites: Cross-tabulation
Data Type: Survey
Software Guide: SPSS
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In this tab you will find guides on using this dataset. The Teaching Guide is designed for faculty who are teaching research methods and statistics, with suggestions on how to use the dataset in lab exercises, in homework assignments and as exam questions. The Student Guide introduces the method for students, and can be used in teaching to provide students with an introductory overview of the method or test. The How-to Guide shows how to perform the technique or test using data analysis software.

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About This Dataset
Data Source Citation

National Data Program for the Social Sciences, National Opinion Research Center. (2012). General Social Survey 2012 (Release 5, June 19, 2014) [Data file]. Available from http://www3.norc.org/GSS+Website/

Full title of originating dataset

General Social Survey 2012 (Release 5, June 19, 2014)

Data author(s) and affiliations

The National Data Program for the Social Sciences, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago

Dataset source website address

http://www3.norc.org/GSS+Website/

First publication date

06-2014

Data Universe

Individual persons 18 or older, living in non-institutional arrangements within the United States

Funding sources/suppliers

National Science Foundation

Sample/sampling procedures

Full probability sampling

Weighting

Original dataset includes weight variable, WTSSALL

Data collection dates

02-2012 to 04-2012

Time frame of analysis

2012

Unit of analysis

Individual

Location covered by data

United States

Links to SRM content
List of variables

sex

Respondent’s sex

natsci

Spending on scientific research

cappun

Favor or oppose death penalty for murder

grass

Legalize marijuana

trust

Can people be trusted

premarsx

Premarital sex

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