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Stand-alone exercises for use in introductory, substantive, or research methods courses in the social sciences. Exercises include problems (theoretical or statistical), one or more datasets, and steps on how to address the problems by analysis of the data. Unlike the modules there is little or no theoretical material provided. Materials are downloadable for printing or customizing by instructors.
Economic Data exercises were written by Jim Gerber, San Diego State University, and the longitudinal analysis exercises by John Korey, Cal Poly Pomona.. All other exercises were written by Ed Nelson, Fresno State University. If you have developed exercises of your own that you would be willing to share, contact the current Council Chair.
Except as follows, the exercises use SPSS:
*Other exercises written for SPSS can probably be run with little or no modification using PSPP, but this has not been verified. For more information on PSPP, see "Notes on Using PSPP" and "Differences between PSPP and SPSS," both written by Ed Nelson.
**For more information on SDA, see "Notes on Using SDA," written by Ed Nelson.
Ways to Use Exercises in Class
Last Revised: January 17, 2017