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Learn to Use the Difference of Means T-Test in SPSS With Data From the Time Sharing Experiments (2013) for the Social Sciences

By: Nick Allum Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset is designed for teaching the difference of means t-test. The dataset is a subset of data derived from an experiment in political psychology: the Salience of National Identity and Americans’ Orientations Toward Subgroups carried out as part of the Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) series, in 2013, and the example shows how to test whether having a strong national identity is associated with more or less favourable opinions about welfare recipients. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.

Methods: T-test
Prerequisites: Single Mean T-test
Data Type: Survey Experiment
Software Guide: SPSS
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You can preview and download the dataset from this tab. The dataset is available in multiple file formats, compatible with most common software packages. You can also view and download the Codebook, which provides information on the structure, contents, and layout of the dataset.

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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

Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences. (2013). The Salience of National Identity and Americans’ Orientations Toward Subgroups (Publication., from Northwestern University: http://www.tessexperiments.org/data/Gilens419.html

Full title of originating dataset

The Salience of National Identity and Americans’ Orientations Toward Subgroups. Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) 2013

Data author(s) and affiliations

Martin Gilens

Princeton University

Funding sources/suppliers

NSF Grant 0818839

Sample/sampling procedures

Addressed Based Probability sample of panel members, with data collection via web survey.

Weighting

Weighting for selection probabilities and post stratification.

Data collection dates

13/11/2013–27/11/2013

Time frame of analysis

2013

Unit of analysis

Adult American Residents

Location covered by data

United States of America (contiguous states)

Links to SRM content
  • Salkind, N. (2007). T Test for Two Population Means. In Neil 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 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
List of variables

flag

welfare

Please indicate how favorable or unfavorable you feel toward each of the following groups: People on welfare

immigrant

Please indicate how favorable or unfavorable you feel toward each of the following groups: Immigrants

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