Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of Adventures in Social Research by Earl Babbie, William E. Wagner, III and Jeanne Zaino. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Written by esteemed social science research authors, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Ninth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it, providing a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.


We gratefully acknowledge Earl Babbie, William E. Wagner III, and Jeanne Zaino for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to William E. Wagner III for creating the ancillaries on this site.