General Social Survey

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  • General Social Survey Essay

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    Starting in 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) used a four-category response scale for respondents to answer a question on how they view their own health, known as the self-reported health question (SRH) (Smith 2005, 1). The four-categories used were: poor, fair, good, and excellent (Smith et al. 2017, 385) Starting in 2002, the GSS started using both a four and five-category scale for people to respond to the SRH (Smith et al. 2017,1537). The five-category scale used the same measures from the

  • General Social Survey

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    data from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS is a cross sectional and nationally representative survey of the Canadian population. They wanted to test if there is a correlation between social capital and self-related health, so they employed a simultaneous equation instrumental variable technique to account for endogeneity. The dimensions covered are social networks and social support, civic participation and social participation. Also, the survey covers sociodemographic classifications

  • 2014 General Social Survey

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    living rather than individuals should help themselves. The independent variable that I will be identifying and researching will be total family income which is coded as INCOME06 in the General Social Survey codebook. The dependent variable that I will analyze and discuss is coded as HELPPOOR in the 2014 General Social Survey codebook and labeled with the question, should the government do more to improve standard of living? On the other hand, the null hypothesis for this study is that there is no support

  • Marijuana Legalization Summary

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    shows a general opinion on Marijuana legalization. The second shows support of legalization by political views which is liberals, moderates, and conservatives, followed by a survey of age groups and a body related issues group. The purpose of this article was to inform us of why Marijuana isn’t legal in all states yet and what the controversy

  • Unit Analysis Of The 2016 General Social Survey

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    Data were extracted from the 2016 General Social Survey (GSS 2016) – “a repeated cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of non-institutionalized adults who speak either English or Spanish” in the United States (National Science Foundation, 2007, P11). The unit analysis for GSS 2016 was individual. The GSS sample was drawn from an area probability design that randomly selects respondents in households across the country, which includes a mix of urban, suburban and rural geographic

  • The Statistical Data Set Taken From The 2012 General Social Survey

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    There are many statistical data sets that I could have used for this research, however I chose to use the statistical data set taken from the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS2012.sav) because it was conducted among individuals living in the United States of America, whom of which are my units of analysis. The independent variable that I used for my research was respondent’s sex, which was labeled sex. For my dependent variable, I used respondent’s income, labeled rincom06. The control variables that

  • The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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    information to answer her reader’s, Curtis, question. In October 2007, Gallup did a survey on “Have you, personally, fired a gun?”, in which 31 percent answered “no”. However, not much has changed since then and there hasn’t been enough data to draw any conclusion. Thus, Mona decided to look at surveys about gun ownership instead. Most surveys that Mona found did not get similar results. The General Social Survey gave a steadily decreasing data, on the other hand, Gallup showed more of a consistent

  • Sociology : The Six Steps Of Social Research

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    experimenter keeps constant, in order to measure the results of the independent variable.     In social research, there are six steps that should be followed in order for the research to be productive. The six steps of social research are deciding on a topic, reviewing the literature, developing a hypothesis, collecting data, analyzing the results, and publish the results. The first of the six steps of social research is deciding on a topic. When deciding on a topic, a sociologist should identify what

  • Characteristics Of The Uniform Crime Report

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    represent the positivist perspective. It is not biased, and complete, accurate, and standardized to facilitate temporal and spatial comparisons (Morden, H. K. and Palys, T., 2015). It also believes that Criminal Code reflects society’s collective social values, and therefore considers crime statistics generated by the criminal justice system and governmental agencies such as Statistics Canada unbiased measures of societal crime and criminality (Morden, H. K. and Palys, T., 2015). The Uniform Crime

  • The Uniform Crime Report And Crime Statistics

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    represent the positivist perspective. It is not biased, and complete, accurate, and standardized to facilitate temporal and spatial comparisons (Morden, H. K. and Palys, T., 2015). It also believes that Criminal Code reflects society’s collective social values, and therefore considers crime statistics generated by the criminal justice system and governmental agencies such as Statistics Canada unbiased measures of societal crime and criminality (Morden, H. K. and Palys, T.,

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