Web Exercises

  1. Using the site: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/hypothes.php as a reference for forming hypotheses, consider a topic of interest and write several sets of hypotheses (null and alternative) as a practice exercise for how you would do this in a formal research paper.
  2. Review the following site for how to conduct a chi square test at: http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IOA/newsom/pa551/lectur13.htm. Then, selecting a simple cross-tabulation table containing data on a topic of interest in your field, compute the chi square statistic. What does it say about your topic of interest?
  3. Examine one of the Statistical Abstracts provided at: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical_abstract.html. Select a topic of interest, and discuss how you would go about testing sets of variables for possible relationships. How would your hypotheses be worded?