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University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
David Walters

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 fo
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