SPSSEX4_2010 - SOC 104 2010 Quantitative Research Methods...

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SOC 104 – 2010 DUE DATE Quantitative Research Methods SPSS EX4 – Crosstabulations A crosstabulation (crosstab) is a way of showing the association between two variables. It contains counts for the number of times the value combinations of two variables occur. Essentially it is a way for summarizing two variables at the same time. The goal of this assignment is for you to learn how to produce crosstabs. The process of creating crosstabs is very easy. I will walk you through the process using the variables “sex” and “wrkstatR.” Basically I will be answering the question, “how do men and women vary in their labor force status?” Note that in this example “sex” is the independent variable and “wrkstatR” is the dependent variable. 1. The first step is to open SPSS and open the data set. 2. Select Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics ->Crosstabs. See Figure 1 Figure 1 3. Following step 2 will cause the Crosstabs box to open up. Here you will enter the IV
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