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This dataset is designed for teaching the difference of means t-test. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2007 British Crime Survey, and the example shows how to test whether people who live in rural areas have a different level of confidence in the police compared to those that live in urban areas. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.
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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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- t test for unrelated samples. (2004). In Duncan 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 Paul 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
the police in this area can be relied on to be there when you need
the police in this area would treat you with respect if you had contact with them
the police in this area treat everyone fairly regardless of who they are
the police in this area can be relied on to deal with minor crimes
the police in this area understand the issues that affect this community
the police in this area are dealing with the things that matter to this community
Confidence in the police
type of area 2004: urban/rural