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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 ...

Inequality and Gender
Inequality and gender
Sexism in the United States

Do women have a lower place in the U.S. class system than men? Is there gender inequality in education? Jobs? Income? Wealth? How about sexist attitudes and opinions? To what extent do Americans believe that women should be only wives and mothers and should not work outside the home or take leadership positions in society? Who is most likely to subscribe to these beliefs about a woman's “proper place”?

Exercise 9.1 Charting the Inequalities of Gender

In virtually all societies, men control larger shares of wealth, property, power, and prestige than women. Is the United States an exception to this generalization? We'll begin to answer this question in this exercise and, at the same time, further explore the ...

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