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Learn to Use Pearson’s Chi-Squared Test in SPSS With Data From the News Coverage Index (2012)

By: The Odum Institute Published: 2017 | 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 Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index for 2012, and the example shows how to test whether the formats for news stories most frequently used by network and cable TV news programs differ from each other. 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: Numeric
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

Pew Research Center. (2012). 2012 Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index [Data ile]. Retrieved from http://www.journalism.org/datasets/2012-news-coverage-index-data-set/

Full title of originating dataset

2012 Project for Excellence in Journalism News Coverage Index (NCI)

Data author(s) and affiliations

Pew Research Center

Data Universe

American news stories from newspapers, online news sources, network television, cable news, and radio news

Funding sources/suppliers

Pew Research Center

Pew Research bears no responsibility for interpretations presented or conclusions reached based on analysis of the data

Sample/sampling procedures

A multistage, purposive sampling process of media outlets was employed to provide a broad, illustrative but not strictly representative sample of the media universe.

Weighting

Weights for news sources: Newspapers (0.19), Online (0.30), Network TV (0.15), Cable TV (0.23), Radio (0.12)

Data collection dates

01-2012 to 05-2012

Time frame of analysis

2012

Unit of analysis

Text Unit

Location covered by data

United States

Links to SRM content
List of variables

time

Broadcast Start Time

durasec

Duration in Seconds

placement

Placement

format

Story Format

focus

Geographic Focus

topic

Topic

media

Media Type

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