Exploring Social Issues
Using SPSS for Windows
- Joseph F. Healey - Christopher Newport University, USA
- John Boli - Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
- Earl R. Babbie - Chapman University, USA
- Fred Halley - State University of New York, Brockport
Research Methods & Evaluation (General) | Sociological Research Methods | Sociology (General)
Data sets available online!
These data sets (see 'Sample Materials and Chapters') provide historical depth and analyse trends over time by comparing 2006 results and patterns with data from the 1972 General Social Survey.
The SPSS software was too expensive to install in our college, otherwise the book is excellent
My students (SOC 201) are in a learning community and linked to MTH 104 (Survey of Statistics). This text will demonstrate the link between math and sociology most effectively. I plan to present the conceptual material myself and will use Exploring Social Issues to allow students to use the concepts while actively engaged in the work of sociology.