Frequencies and Charts ( 76 messages – 48 unread )

Hide Full Description and attachments This week’s main Forum requires you to answer the question completely and correctly to receive full credit. Now that you have uploaded the GSS dataset

Week 2 Forum- Frequencies and Charts ( 76 messages – 48 unread )

This week’s main Forum requires you to answer the question completely and correctly to receive full credit. Topic:Domestic Violence

Now that you have uploaded the GSS dataset into your SPSS and have taken a look at the Codebook, you are going to create and post a frequency table of your variables. Complete the following steps:

Give your forum title a unique label specific to your study/variables. Post a brief explanation of your topic which includes a bit of information about your variables (label them clearly). Include frequency tables and histograms for each of your variables. Explain this data in no more than 5 sentences (each variable).

To create a frequency table in SPSS

1. Open SPSS and open your GSS data file

2. Click Analyze

3. Click Descriptive Statistics

4. Click Frequencies

5. click open Statistics

6. make sure that mean, median, mode, standards deviation, and variance are chosen and click Continue

7. Choose the variable that you want to make a frequency table of and click the arrow (this will move it into the right ‘Variable’ box)

8. Click OK

Presenting your data in graphic form is also important when conducting quantitative research. Based on what you have learned from the reading and the weekly lesson, create a graphic representation of your data. Directions for each can be found in your textbook. You can also follow the following steps, but remember to format the chart accordingly (labels, black and white color, etc.).

To Create a Chart

1. Follow steps 1-4 above (without worrying about the Statistics).

2. Click Charts

3. Click choice of format

4. Click OK

5. Continue with steps 5-6