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A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences.

This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version).

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Stresses active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of investigative explorations of social ...

The Political Institution in the United States: Support for Civil Liberties, Presidential Choice, and the Gender Gap
The political institution in the United States: Support for civil liberties, presidential choice, and the gender gap

Who participates in politics in the United States? Who votes? What factors shape a person's political preferences? Why are some people Democrats and others Republicans? In the 2004 presidential election, who voted for George Bush? Who voted for John Kerry? Who supports free speech and other civil and political liberties? Under what conditions? To what extent do men and women have different political orientations? Why? In this chapter, we will use the General Social Survey (GSS) to answer these and other questions.

Who Votes?

Are U.S. citizens apathetic about democracy? Has interest in politics ...

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