General Social Survey (2014): Religion

Exercises

  • RELG1R - Exploring Measurement, Validity, and Relationships Among Variables
  • RELG2R - Exploring Relationships Among Variables and Spuriousness
  • RELG3R - Exploring Conceptualization, Measurement, and Relationships Among Variables with a Focus on Fundamentalism
  • RELG4R - Exploring Conceptualization, Measurement, and Relationships Among Variables with an Alternative Focus on Fundamentalism

Author:   Ed Nelson
Department of Sociology M/S SS97
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740
Email: 
ednelson@csufresno.edu

© The Author, 2015, 2016; Last Modified  September 3, 2016.

Note to the Instructor:

The data set used in this exercise is gss14_subset_for_classes_RELG.sav which is a subset of the 2014 General Social Survey.  Some of the variables in the GSS have been recoded to make them easier to use and some new variables have been created.  The data have been weighted according to the instructions from the National Opinion Research Center.  These exercises use SPSS to analyze the data.  A good reference on using SPSS is SPSS for Windows Version 23.0 A Basic Tutorial by Linda Fiddler, John Korey, Edward Nelson (Editor), and Elizabeth Nelson.  The online version of the book is at the Social Science Research and Instructional Council Website.  You have permission to use this exercise and to revise it to fit your needs.  Please send a copy of any revision to the author.

Keywords for the Exercises

  • RELG1R:  Compute (SPSS), Recode (SPSS), If (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), percents (statistics), Chi Square (statistics), measures of association (statistics), measurement, validity, hypothesis, two-variable analysis, religion, religiosity
  • RELG2R:  Recode (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), percents (statistics), Chi Square (statistics), measures of association (statistics), two-variable analysis, three-variable analysis, spuriousness, religion, religiosity 
  • RELG3R:  Compute (SPSS), If (SPSS), Select If (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), measurement, conceptualization, hypothesis, two-variable analysis, religion, fundamentalism
  • RELG4R:  Recode (SPSS), Select If (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), percents (statistics), Chi Square (statistics), measures of association (statistics), conceptualization, measurement, hypothesis, two-variable analysis, religion, fundamentalism

Please contact the author for additional information.