## Description

- Create a research question using the General Social Survey dataset that can be answered using categorical analysis

Use SPSS to answer the research question. Post your response to the following:

- What is your research question?
- What is the null hypothesis for your question?
- What research design would align with this question?
- What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
- What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
- If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
- Explain your results for a lay audience and further explain what the answer is to your research question.

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.

Respond to at least one of your colleagues’ posts and comment on the following:

- Do you think the variables are appropriately used? Why or why not?
- Does the analysis answer the research question? Be sure and provide constructive and helpful comments for possible improvement.
- As a lay reader, were you able to understand the results and their implications? Why or why not?

Resource

Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Leon-Guerrero, A. (2018).Social statistics for a diverse society(8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

- Chapter 9, “Bivariate Tables” (pp. 235-268)
- Chapter 11, “The Chi-Square Test and Measures of Association” (pp. 269-302)

Document:Chi Square Scenarios (PDF)

Use these scenarios to complete your Assignment for this week.

#### Datasets

Document:Data Set 2014 General Social Survey (dataset file)

Use this dataset to complete this week’s Discussion.Note:You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.

Document:Data Set Afrobarometer (dataset file)

Use this dataset to complete this week’s Assignment.Note:You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.

Document:High School Longitudinal Study 2009 Dataset (dataset file)

Use this dataset to complete this week’s Assignment.Note:You will need the SPSS software to open this dataset.

#### Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2016a).Bivariate categorical tests[Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note:The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

In this media program, Dr. Matt Jones demonstrates bivariate categorical tests using the SPSS software.