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Week 14 GSS Review (Monday) GSS Lab (Wednesday) 1

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Last quiz will be posted on Tomorrow. You don’t have to take it if you…. Wednesday: Computer Lab (Tillett 109) Final examination date? Next week: Final review Sessions 2
3 Grading Scheme 1. Introduction and Literature Review (15 points) 2. Theory and Hypothesis (15 points) 3. Methods: Data, Conceptualization, Operationalization (10 points) 4. Analysis (50 points) Univariate analysis (10 points) Bivariate analysis (10 points) Trivariate analysis (30 points) 5. Conclusion (10 points)

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4 Things to check…. - Use data from 2006 and 2008 - May choose earlier years if any of your variables aren’t available in 2006 and 2008. Then, indicate “data - All your variables must be available in all the combined years. - You should have at least 1500 cases - Provide bar charts and tables at the end of paper - Must not exceed 10 pages (not counting tables) - Do not paste the result tables from the web site into your paper. - Statistical significance p < . 05
5 1. Introduction and Literature Review (15 points) A. Introduction (10 points) Address what exactly is your research question. Explain why your question is significant or interesting. What can people learn from your research? B. Literature Review (5 points) What previous researchers have learned about your topic? Refer to only academic articles/ books and news papers… If you use information on web, clearly state its address * Don’t cite Wikipedia.

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6 2. Theory and Hypothesis (15 points) A. Theory (5 points) Select and independent and dependent variable that you believe might be causally related. Construct theory about the chosen variables Ex. “I theorize that education does in fact play a crucial role in the choices an individual makes in determining in which areas he or she would prefer to see federal money spent.” (more abstract than hypothesis) B. Hypothesis (10 points) Describe how you think these two variables are related. : Make it as specific as possible Ex. “Those who have had higher education will support government funding of scientific research, while those with little schooling would see government spending for scientific research as unnecessary.” Ex. “Women are more likely to feel that extramarital sex is wrong than men.”
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