SOCI 332 – Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
There are certain risk factors for peer pressure, and socioeconomic. more prone to give in to pressure.
The characters that put you at higher risk for falling in to the peer pressure trap include:
low self-esteem, and
lack of confidence.
The variables would be:
The students’ academic performance
Socio-economic of parent’s income,
based on their residence,
One of the most crucial components of this course is developing a research project from conceptualizing a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and data collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem.
Throughout the class, you created a research study based on publicly available data from the General Social Survey (GSS).
You chose data which were representative of your interests and satisfied your research question and hypotheses.
This Assignment meets these course objectives:
Describe and apply the concepts and logic of elementary statistics.
Conduct statistical analysis in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
Compare and contrast different types of data and the statistics that can be used to analyze them
Examine the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in the social sciences.
Form critical interpretations of quantitative research literature in sociology and other social sciences.
Complete and interpret descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis
Critically evaluate the quality of research design and evidence in published social research.
The Final Portfolio Assignment is where you pull together the research you’ve been working on the first seven weeks of class.
Using your weekly Forum posts, and the feedback from your classmates and instructor on your posts, construct a 6-8 page paper that fully explores your research topic in a way that provides the context and explanation surrounding the analyses provided in the paper.
Your professor is looking to see whether you understand what you are writing about, not simply going through the motions.
Citing literature about your research topic, be sure to set the stage for the data and analyses that you present.
Briefly describe the General Social Survey as your survey instrument.
Provide the questions, verbatim, that were asked in the survey which became the variable which you chose to use.
You will also need to include the answer choices for each of them. This portion can be a table if you choose.
Clearly identify and explain your hypothesis and the five steps of hypothesis testing as they apply to your paper.
Share and explain frequency table(s), cross tabs, and histograms or graphing to describe your data.
Using the statistical tests you ran each week in class (correlation, t-test, etc.), present the tests and your findings.
Explain the results of the statistical tests and pull in some literature to provide context, demonstrating how your results and research fit into the larger body of literature on this topic.
Using research from, Rachel Stein-New Perspective on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism, and Alison Alkon and Agyeman Julian- Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability answer the following two questions:
1 A) How have various authors discussed what counts as legitimate knowledge in environmental justice conflicts?
In other words, how do power and knowledge intersect in these struggles and why is this important?
B) Using the authors listed, what might be some implications of focusing so heavily on genetic causes of disease and illness?
How does such an emphasis reveal the importance of paying attention to power and inequality?
C) What is the Precautionary Principle?
Discuss the pros and cons of adopting such an approach to regulation. How might it suggest a re-ordering of power in society?