I have a Final Portfolio Assignment and I am stuck on where to begin. Can someone help guide me?
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I have a Final Portfolio Assignment and I am stuck on where to begin.

Can someone help guide me? I have to use the GSS2108 SPSS


Here is my assignment.


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One of the most crucial components of this course is developing a research project from conceptualizing a research problem and developing a number of measurement and statistical analysis approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. Throughout the class, you created a research study based on publicly available data from the General Social Survey (GSS). You chose data which were representative of your interests and satisfied your research question and hypotheses.


This Assignment meets these course objectives:


CO1: Describe and apply the concepts and logic of elementary statistics.
CO2: Conduct statistical analysis in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
CO3: Compare and contrast different types of data and the statistics that can be used to analyze them
CO4: Examine the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in the social sciences.
CO5: Complete and interpret descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis.
CO6: Develop a research project from conceptualizing a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and data collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem.
CO7: Form critical interpretations of quantitative research literature in sociology and other social sciences, critically evaluating the quality of research design and evidence in published social research.




Citing literature about your research topic, be sure to set the stage for the data and analyses that you present. Briefly describe the General Social Survey as your survey instrument. Provide the questions, verbatim, that were asked in the survey which became the variable which you chose to use. You will also need to include the answer choices for each of them. This portion can be a table if you choose. Share and explain frequency table(s) an histograms or graphs to describe your data. Using the statistical tests you ran each week in class (crosstabs, tests of significance, measures of association), present the tests and your findings. Clearly identify and explain your hypothesis and the five steps of hypothesis testing as they apply to your paper. Explain the results of the statistical tests and pull in some literature to provide context, demonstrating how your results and research fit into the larger body of literature on this topic.


Introduction - Introduce the topic based in current literature (briefly - show why it is important to study). Discuss why you chose the topic and what the purpose of the paper is. Give a brief overview of what you will cover.


Literature Review - Review 3-4 peer-reviewed sources that provide a background on your topic. These sources don't have to specifically address the relationship between your IV and DV, but should address the topic and be somewhat related to your variables.


Methods - Briefly discuss the GSS (information you included in Assignment 1) as your data source. Identify and describe your specific variables, including the name, question, and responses (categories). You may state your hypothesis here, but do not go through the hypothesis testing steps until the next section.


Findings - Begin with a discussion of each variable individually, utilizing your frequency tables and charts/graphs. Then discuss your other analyses in logical order. Crosstabs are your first look at a potential relationship. Next, discuss the steps of hypothesis testing. Include the table of your significance test. Last, discuss the strength and direction of the relationship using measures of association. (Be sure you are thorough here. Include all of your analyses done in the discussions!)
Discussion - Discussion what you learned from the various analyses and draw any conclusions you found. Talk about any further research you think may be needed on your topic.
 

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