Introduction to Social Statistics

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Required Readings
Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Leon-Guerrero, A. (2018). Social statistics for a diverse society (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 1, The What and the Why of Statistics (pp. 121)
Wagner, W. E. (2016). Using IBM SPSS statistics for research methods and social science statistics (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 1, Overview
Dietz, T., & Kalof, L. (2009). Introduction to social statistics: The logic of statistical reasoning. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
Introduction to Social Statistics: The Logic of Statistical Reasoning, 1st Edition by Dietz, T.; Kalof, L. Copyright 2009 by John Wiley & Sons – Books. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons – Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 1, An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (pp. 131)
Dietz, T., & Kalof, L. (2009). Introduction to social statistics: The logic of statistical reasoning. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
Introduction to Social Statistics: The Logic of Statistical Reasoning, 1st Edition by Dietz, T.; Kalof, L. Copyright 2009 by John Wiley & Sons – Books. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons – Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 2, Some Basic Concepts (pp. 3363)
Introduction to Social Statistics: The Logic of Statistical Reasoning, 1st Edition by Dietz, T.; Kalof, L. Copyright 2009 by John Wiley & Sons – Books. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons – Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Walden University Library. ( Course Guide and Assignment Help for RSCH 8210. Retrieved from /> For help with this weeks research, see this Course Guide and related weekly assignment resources.
Use this IBM SPSS Software to guide you as you register, download, and install your SPSS software.
Note: You will use this software throughout this course to perform various statistical calculations.
Datasets
Walden’s SPSS website: /> Document: Data Set 2014 General Social Survey (dataset file)
Use this dataset to complete this weeks Discussion.
Note: You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.
Document: Data Set Afrobarometer (dataset file)
Use this dataset to complete this weeks Assignment.
Note: You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.
Document: High School Longitudinal Study 2009 Dataset (dataset file)
Use this dataset to complete this weeks Assignment.
Note: You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.
Required Media
Milgram, A. (2013). Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime [Video file]. Retrieved from />
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 12 minutes. In this media program, Anne Milgram discusses how smart statistics are used to fight crime. Focus on the statement all models are wrong, but some are useful.
Price, M. (2015). Statistician promotes social justice and human rights [Video file]. Retrieved from />
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes. In this media program, statistician Megan Price explains how she uses statistics to advance social justice issues and protect human rights.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2016e). Introduction and demonstration of SPSS [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes. In this media program, Dr. Matt Jones introduces the software used for quantitative analysis, SPSS, and demonstrates its use. Accessible player
Optional Resources
Skill Builder: Independent and Dependent Variables
Skill Builder: Unit of Analysis
Skill Builder: Levels of Measurement
To access these Skill Builders, navigate back to your Blackboard Course Home page, and locate Skill Builders in the left navigation pane. From there, click on the relevant Skill Builder link for this week.
You are encouraged to click through these and all Skill Builders to gain additional practice with these concepts. Doing so will bolster your knowledge of the concepts youre learning this week and throughout the course.
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SPSS is a statistical software program that allows you to enter these variables into a spreadsheet format and record the measurements from a sample. Additionally, SPSS allows you to perform statistical analysis. Before launching into your analyses, though, it is important to understand how the variables are measured. That understanding will help you interpret the SPSS output.
In this weeks Discussion, you considered topics with social change implications. For this Assignment, you will examine data to analyze independent and dependent variables, determine how they are measured, and decipher whether a social change question can be answered and the implications for such change.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the Learning Resources as well as the SPSS resources found in this weeks Learning Resources.
Review, download, and install the SPSS software on your computer using the IBM SPSS Version 23 Installation and Registration document for PC or for MAC in this weeks Learning Resources.
Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you choose) found in this weeks Learning Resources and then choose two variables that interest you.
For this Assignment:
Write a 1- to 2-page summary and include the following:
A description of what the each of the variables measure.
A description of the unit of analysis.
A description and explanation of the levels of measurement for each variable ( nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio).
Explain how you might conceive these variables to be used to answer a social change question. What might be the implications for social change?
Support your summary using appropriate