This week’s main Forum requires you to complete THREE tasks.

Task I: Frequency table

Now that you have imported GSS 2016 dataset into your SPSS and have learned how to use GSS data

explorer to find out GSS variable information, you are going to create and post a frequency table of your

variables. Complete the following steps:

Give your forum title a unique label specific to your study/variables. Post a brief explanation of your topic

which includes a bit of information about your variables: level of measurement, answer categories (yes/no,

strongly agree, disagree, etc.), as well as the survey question used to collect data for this particular variable

(refer to Forum 1 discussion). Include a frequency table for each of your variables. Since you have two

variables, one DV and one IV, you need to run frequency table for BOTH of your variables. When you are

done, explain your outputs in no more than 5 sentences for each variable. Cite numbers in the outputs to

support your conclusion. When you cite %, use the % reported in “valid percent” column. This column

deletes all missing values, thus is “clean.”

To create a frequency table in SPSS (I already created please copy paste from the attached document)

Task II. Describe the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and dispersion (variance, standard

deviation) for each of your variables.

Based on what you have learned in the readings and lessons this week, identify the measures for each

variable and explain what they tell us. Keep in mind that the mean is more meaningful for interval/ratio

variables, the median or mode for ordinal variables, and the mode for nominal variables. What do these

measures summarize for us about the variable’s data?

Task III. Create charts (bar chart, pie chart, or histogram depending on your variables’ level of measurement)

Presenting your data in graphic form is also important when conducting quantitative research. Based on what

you have learned from the reading and the weekly lesson, create a graphic representation of your data. Your

choice of graphing tool is purely based on a variable’s level of measurement. When you are done, explain

your outputs in no more than 5 sentences for each variable. It is OK if your explanation is similar to the

frequency table interpretation, since chart is a different data presentation on the SAME variable. Cite

numbers in the outputs to support your conclusion.

Copy all of the frequency tables and charts by copy and pasting them into a document (PDF, MS Word) and

attach to forum discussion. If your table/chart does not fit to the page, choose “copy special” and then

“images.” Paste images to the word document and the problem will be solved