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SYA 4300 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH Fall Semester 2011 Lab Homework #5 100 Points Due: Friday December 9, Midnight (11:59pm) Who votes in the United States? Much of the popular discourse about voter turnout emphasizes socioeconomic status. These discussions focus on the relationship between current socioeconomic status and current political participation. But there may be much more to the story. Our final homework investigates additional possible factors which may help tell a more complete story about political participation. Using the 2006 wave of the GSS (gss2006.sav), answer the following. 1. (10 points) What is the relationship between income and whether respondents voted in 2004? Answer this question by recoding vote04 in order to set ineligible to missing. Then, recode realinc into the following categories: (0/20000 = 1) (20000/39999 = 2) (40000/74999 = 3) (75000/200000 = 4). Report the contingency table and chi-square. Is realinc related to voting in 2004? Interpret the estimate for realinc by explaining what this estimate means. 2. (10 points) Lookup the definition of trust in the GSS codebook. Describe in your own words what this variable is measuring. 3. (10 points) Recode trust by setting “Depends” to missing. Could trust be mediating the relationship between income and voting? Answer this question by reporting the contingency tables showing the relationships between trust and income and between trust and voting. Report
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SYA 4300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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