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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 ...

Culture: What Do Americans Value?
Culture: What do Americans value?

Culture includes everything associated with the way of life or heritage of a society: Language, eating utensils, etiquette, jokes, and ideas about the meaning of life and death—all are part of culture. Culture tells us how we should organize our families and communities, live our lives, and relate to one another. You might think of culture as a kind of blueprint for human society and human relationships.

The culture of even the simplest human society is complex and has many components. Some cultural elements (such as hammers, dresses, diesel engines, and bagels) have a physical presence and are referred to as part of the society's material culture. Other elements are less tangible. These include information, norms (rules ...

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