## Description

From the General Social Survey dataset found in this week’s Learning Resources, use the SPSS software and choose one continuous and one categorical variable Note: this dataset will be different from your Assignment dataset).

As you review, consider the implications for positive social change based on the results of your data.

By Day 3

Post, present, and report a descriptive analysis for your variables, specifically noting the following:

For your continuous variable:

Report the mean, median, and mode.

What might be the better measure for central tendency? (i.e., mean, median, or mode) and why?

Report the standard deviation.

How variable are the data?

How would you describe this data?

What sort of research question would this variable help answer that might inform social change?

Post the following information for your categorical variable:

A frequency distribution.

An appropriate measure of variation.

How variable are the data?

How would you describe this data?

What sort of research question would this variable help answer that might inform social change?

Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.

## Explanation & Answer

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Running head: STATISTICS

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Descriptive Analysis

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STATISTICS

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Descriptive Analysis

In this discussion, the chosen categorical and continuous variables are respondents’

highest degree and the number of children, respectively. The study will concentrate on analyzing

the variability of each variable using measures of dispersion and central tendency (Cronk, 2017).

Statistics

NUMBER OF CHILDREN

Valid

2530

N

Missing

8

Mean

1.82

Median

2.00

Mode

0

Std. Deviation

1.623

Skewness

.874

Std. Error of

.049

Skewness

The above output is the descriptive statis...