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Lecture

School

University of GuelphDepartment

Sociology and AnthropologyCourse Code

SOAN 2120Professor

David WaltersThis

**preview**shows half of the first page. to view the full**2 pages of the document.**November 1, 2012 – SOAN 2120

Final Project

Things you know…

- your data

- structure (intro, methods, results, conclusion)

- selling the ‘front-end’ and the ‘back-end’

- how to use SPSS – qualitative variables (cross tabs)

- how to use SPSS – quant/qualitative variable (ANOVA)

- recoding data

Things you may know or have left to learn…

- How to reference and find relevant research

- Descriptive statistics (means and proportions)

- Statistical analysis (quantitative variables)

- Creating tables

Tuesday

- Test Number 2 Review

- Use the teaching assistant (last classes notes…)

Today… Survey Research continued (Chapter 6)

Number one: Create your own Survey

Advantage

- create your own survey

Disadvantages

- time consuming (create questions, sampling design, interview, coding the

data, dealing with errors)

- Ideally you will want a large random sample: costly (time and money)

- Convenience

- Small non-representative samples

- Implications for publishing

Number two(A): Use Existing Datasets

Advantages

- very cost effective

- most of the work is done for you

- large surveys (probability sample)

- probably tried and test

- publishable

Disadvantage

- availability of questions (limited to questions they decided to ask – their

original intentions)

Number two (B): Data Resource Centre (DRC)

http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/resources/DRC/

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