- Create a research question using the General Social Survey dataset that can be answered using categorical analysis
Use SPSS to answer the research question. Post your response to the following:
- What is your research question?
- What is the null hypothesis for your question?
- What research design would align with this question?
- What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
- What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
- If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
- Explain your results for a lay audience and further explain what the answer is to your research question.
Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the weekâ€™s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
Respond to at least one of your colleaguesâ€™ posts and comment on the following:
- Do you think the variables are appropriately used? Why or why not?
- Does the analysis answer the research question? Be sure and provide constructive and helpful comments for possible improvement.
- As a lay reader, were you able to understand the results and their implications? Why or why not?
Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Leon-Guerrero, A. (2018).
Social statistics for a diverse society (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Chapter 9, â€œBivariate Tablesâ€ (pp. 235-268)
- Chapter 11, â€œThe Chi-Square Test and Measures of Associationâ€ (pp. 269-302)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2016a).
Bivariate categorical tests [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
In this media program, Dr. Matt Jones demonstrates bivariate categorical tests using the SPSS software.