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This dataset is designed for teaching multiple regression. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2007-2008 British Crime Survey (Unrestricted Teaching Dataset), and the example shows how to test whether attitudes to the police are related to worry about being the victim of property and personal crime. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.
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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University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government, British Crime Survey 2007–2008: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset [computer file]. Home Office. Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, BMRB. Social Research, [original data producer(s)]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], November 2011. SN: 6891.
British Crime Survey 2007–2008: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset
University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government
10 November 2011
Adults aged 16 and over in private households in England and Wales during 2007–2008.
Economic and Social Research Council
Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Weighting used. See documentation for details.
April 2007–March 2008
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
The BCS is an annual cross-sectional study, but this teaching dataset has been compiled using only data from the 2007-2008 survey.
England and Wales
The data are taken from the British Crime Survey, 2007-2008, which is available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6066.
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Respondent level of worry about being a victim of personal crime (high score = high level of worry)
Respondent opinion of the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System (high score = high opinion)
Respondent level of worry about being a victim of property crime (high score = high level of worry)
Respondent level of confidence in the police in their neighbourhood (high score = high level of confidence)