soc stats Essay

Submitted By briablack21
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or the following assignment I was asked to conduct a number of frequency distributions and run tests based on the following information provided for me. After collecting data from twenty willing participants I was able to create a dataset using a software called SPSS. When I finished assigning the twenty cases to its appropriate variables groups I ended up with five different variables, those groups were: the individuals age, their education (measured at high level) as well as their parents’ highest education level, the individuals sex identity, and the number of sibling the individuals have. I was then able to run a frequency distribution and summary statistic of all the variables and I received the results of the frequency, percent, valid percent, and cumulative Percent for each variable group. Then using SPSS I was able to find the mean , median and mode of the variables. With 19 being the youngest person to be question and 56 being the oldest the range was very broad. The education level of the individual ranged from 9 to 15 years and their parents’ education ranged from 4 to 22 years. The range of the individual’s sibling was between 1 and 6 and for sex the range was only between male and female. The results that was given to me reported that the average age of participants that was involved was 31 years old. The average education completed by the individual was 11 years and their parents average education was 13 years. I believe that this was refected by the demographic that I conducted my experiment in. The location was very urban and most of the people have stated to dropping out of high school to help support their families. The average amount of siblings of the individual was 2. There was no way of knowing the average of the individuals sex but I was able to find that more males participated in the assignment than female. The mode of the following variable was 19 years for the age, 12 years for their education and 15 for their parents education, the sibling mode reported that more participants were a only child. Then I recoded the variable of siblings and age into two separate categories variables and called them ‘new sibling and new age’. The first category for recoded age and sibling had the highest percentage of