General Social Survey (2014): Gender Differences

Gender Difference Exercises using the 2014 General Social Survey

Exercises

  • GENDER1G - Exercise Using SPSS to Explore Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • GENDER2G - Exercise Using SPSS to Explore Gender Differences in Voting Controlling for Income
  • GENDER3G - Exercise Using SPSS to Explore Gender Differences on Social Issues
  • GENDER4G - Exercise Using SPSS to Explore Gender Differences on Gun Control by Adding Control Variables

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

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

Note to the Instructor: The data set used in this exercise is gss14_subset_for_classes_GENDER_DIFFERENCES.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 on the Social Science Research and Instructional Center's 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. 

Each exercise has a set of keywords which are listed below.  After each keyword you’ll find the words SPSS, statistics or methods indicating whether it is a SPSS or a statistical or a methodological term.  There are also two spreadsheets – one for statistical and methodological terms and another for SPSS terms – which will help you find appropriate exercises.

Keywords for the Exercises

  • GENDER1G:  Recode (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), Chi Square (statistics), percents (statistics), measures of association (statistics), independent variable, dependent variable, two-variable tables, independent variable, dependent variable
  • GENDER2G:  Recode (SPSS), Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), Chi Square (statistics), percents (statistics), measures of association (statistics), independent variable, dependent variable, two-variable tables, independent variable, dependent variable, three-variable tables, elaboration, specification
  • GENDER3G:  Frequencies (SPSS), Crosstabs (SPSS), Chi Square (statistics), percents (statistics), measures of association (statistics), independent variable, dependent variable, two-variable tables, independent variable, dependent variable, hypothesis, argument
  • GENDER4G:  Crosstabs (SPSS), Chi Square (statistics), percents (statistics), measures of association (statistics), independent variable, dependent variable, two-variable tables, independent variable, dependent variable, three-variable tables, elaboration, specification

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