SPSS Exercises

1. Review the output you have generated in previous SPSS exercises. Select the distributions, statistics, and crosstabs that you believe provide a coherent and interesting picture of support for capital punishment in the United States. Prepare these data displays using the graphic techniques presented in this chapter and number them (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).

2. Write a short report based on the analyses you conducted for the SPSS exercises throughout this book, including the data displays you have just prepared. Include in your report a brief introduction and literature review (you might use the articles I referred to in the SPSS exercises for Chapter 2). In a short methods section, review the basic methods used in the GSS 2016, and list the variables you have used for the analysis.

3. In your conclusions section, include some suggestions for additional research on support for capital punishment.