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Cross-Tabulation and the American National Election Study (2012): Party Identification and Same-Sex MarriageAbstract:
This dataset example introduces readers to cross-tabulation. Cross-tabulation allows researchers to compare the distributions of two categorical variables to see if they are related to each other. This example uses a subset of data from the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES). It presents a cross-tabulation between party identification and views ... Read More
Difference of Means T-test and Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (2013): Opinions About Welfare RecipientsAbstract:
This dataset example introduces difference of means t-tests. This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single variable for two subsets of the data to evaluate whether the means for those two subsets are statistically significantly different from each other or not. This technique builds on the single mean t-test.
This example describes... Read More
This example will demonstrate what techniques can be applied, and what skills are needed, in the analysis of focus group transcripts. This example will concentrate on the analysis of a single focus group.
The focus group data used in this exemplar comes from a focus group with social science lecturers, one of who (Nick) was in a senior position whil... Read More
Working with letters as ‘documents of life’ is becoming an increasingly popular approach in the social sciences, but how to work with these archival documents is still relatively unclear. This dataset exemplar is intended to throw light on a feminist narrative analysis of letters found in the archives. The data used in this exemplar are provid... Read More