Review the Learning Resources for this week related to frequency distributions and graphic displays of data.Using the SPSS software

To prepare for this Discussion:Review the Learning Resources for this week related to frequency distributions and graphic displays of data.Using the SPSS software, open the General Social Survey dataset found in this week’s Learning Resources.Next, create a figure or table from a few selected variables within the dataset.Finally, think about what is good about how the data are displayed in the figure or table you created and what is not so good.

BY DAY 3

Post your display of the table or figure you created and provide an explanation of why this would be the best way to display the data providedRequired Readings

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

  • Chapter 2, “The Organization and Graphic Presentation Data” (pp. 23-62)

Wagner, W. E. (2016). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 5, “Charts and Graphs”

Wagner, W. E. (2016). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 11, “Editing Output”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). General guidance on data displays. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2013/02/general-guidance-on-data-displays.html
Use this website to guide you as you provide appropriate APA formatting and citations for data displays.

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.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week related to frequency distributions and graphic displays of data.
  • Using the SPSS software, open the General Social Survey dataset found in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Next, create a figure or table from a few selected variables within the dataset.
  • Finally, think about what is good about how the data are displayed in the figure or table you created and what is not so good.

BY DAY 3

Post your display of the table or figure you created and provide an explanation of why this would be the best way to display the data provided.

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