Chapter 15: Analysing Quantitative Data
Reid, A., & Allum, N. (2019). Learn about age period cohort (APC) analysis in survey data in SPSS with data from the European social survey (2016). London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. DOI: 10.4135/9781526480583
This SAGE Research Methods Dataset example introduces the concepts behind Age Period Cohort (APC) analysis and some basic methods for carrying it out using longitudinal data. In this example, the researchers use the case of attitudes towards the lifestyles of gay and lesbian citizens and how these have changed in the UK between 2002 and 2014. They show some basic ways to analyse these changes that can help demonstrate dynamic social processes at work and point out the limitations of these methods, using data from the European Social Survey (ESS).
This dataset is designed for teaching cross-tabulation. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES), and the example presents a cross-tabulation between party identification and views on same-sex marriage.
The Odum Institute. (2015). Learn about multiple regression with dummy variables in SPSS with data from the general social survey (2012). London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. DOI: 10.4135/9781473937918
This dataset is designed for teaching multiple regression with dummy variables. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the 2012 General Social Survey, and the example presents an analysis of whether a person’s weight is a linear function of a number of attributes, including whether or not the person is female and whether or not the person smokes cigarettes.