SPSS Exercises

Could qualitative data help you understand quantitative associations between variables?

1. Generate the cross-tabulations of CONARMY, CONBUS, CONCLERG, CONEDUC, CONFED, ONFINAN, CONJUDGE, CONLABOR, CONLEGIS, CONMEDIC by EDUCR in the GSS2016 or GSS2016x data set (with column percents).

2. What do you learn about the relation between education and confidence in social institutions from these crosstabs?

3. What questions would you like to include in a qualitative interview with some GSS respondents in order to improve your understanding of the education–confidence association?Explain.