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This dataset is designed for teaching difference of means t-test. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2008 American National Election Study (ANES2008), and the example tests whether internet access is related to how much people talk about politics. 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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The American National Election Studies (www.electionstudies.org) TIME SERIES CUMULATIVE DATA FILE [dataset]. Stanford University and the University of Michigan [producers and distributors], 2010.
The American National Election Studies: Time Series Cumulative Data File
American National Election Studies (Stanford University, University of Michigan)
U.S. eligible voters
National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers: SBR-9707741, SBR-9317631, SES-9209410, SES-9009379, SES-8808361, SES-8341310, SES-8207580, and SOC77-08885.
- Salkind, N. (2007). T test for two population means. In N. J. Salkind, & K. Rasmussen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics (pp. 991–993). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412952644.n451
- T test for unrelated samples. (2004). In D. Cramer, & D. Howitt (Eds.), The SAGE dictionary of statistics (p. 168). London, England: SAGE Publications, Ltd. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9780857020123.n588
- Shapiro, J. (2008). t-Test. In P. J. Lavrakas (Ed.), Encyclopedia of survey research methods (pp. 912–913). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412963947.n594
Frequency of discussing politics
Access to Internet
Watch TV programmes on election campaign