Social Studies 201
Set for Extra Credit – Due December 10, 2003
If you decide to answer this problem set, you can obtain up
to 3 points of extra credit towards your final grade. That is, whatever you obtain on this problem set (out of 3) will
be added to the grade you receive on the problem sets and examinations.
problem asks you to obtain some data from the computer problem set SSAE98.SAV
in the folder t:\students\public\201.
As with the other computer problems, obtain and hand in the printout and
write comments on the printout or in a word for windows file. For this problem set, work with the three
opinion variables V4 “Gay and Lesbians Married,” V5 “Increase Corporate Taxes,”
and M2 “Equal Access” as well as the sex of the respondent.
frequency distributions and statistics for the three opinion
variables. Describe and compare
each sex, obtain the mean and standard deviation of each of the opinion
variables. Also obtain 90%
interval estimates for the means.
Describe and compare the results.
a cross-classification of each of the opinion variables by sex of the
respondent. Request the chi-square
statistic, along with the expected number of cases. Briefly summarize the main
results. (See Chapter 10, section
10.4.4 for similar examples).
Identify one pair of independent events and one pair of dependent
events among the events in the tables.
the above results and any other observations you have on these data, write
a summary description of similarities and differences of male and female
responses for these opinion variables.
November 24, 2003