POLS210

Assignment 12

Measures of Association

[Note: The following instructions are written to help you complete the assignment. (However, they are still not enough to replace the entire lecture. If you missed the lecture, you would probablly have many problems understanding the instructions. If you face problems, try to complete the assignment as much as you can before you come to class and ask the instructors some specific questions.) Reading the required reading may also help you complete the assignment.]

Use SPSS and complete the following (No manual calculations are required):

First, analyze the relationship between s*upport for
sexual equality* and *education level*.

(Hint: The dependent variable is Support. The independent variable is Education. Check the summary table under Exam 3 online. You find that Somer's d instead of Lambda is the correct statistics. Analyze--Descriptives--Crosstab. Click Cell option and choose Column%. Click Statistics option and choose Somer's d.)

*Visit the course web page online and find an example of SPSS output:

a. State the null hypothesis.

b. State the directional hypothesis.

c. What is the significance and the confidence level? Highlight the value for significance and answer the question.

d. What is the strength? Highlight the value and answer the question.

e. What is the direction? Underline the value and answer the question.

f. Write a substantive interpretation using column% next to the crosstab.

Second, add the gender variable as a control variable and find out if the original relationship remains the same.

a. What is the significance and confidence level? Highlight the value and answer the question.

b. What is the strength for each group? Highlight the value and answer the question.

c. What is the direction for each group? Underline the value and answer the question.

e. What is your conclusion? Does the relationship between support and education remain the same for both males and females?

Copy and paste the SPSS output tables in a Word file. Make sure that the tables are organized well. (You can double click the tables and edit them. You can copy and paste the tables using the “paste as objects” function. You can shrink the tables, if they are too large.)

ID |
Support for Sexual Equality |
Education Level |
Gender |

1 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
2.00 |

2 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
2.00 |

3 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
1.00 |

4 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
2.00 |

5 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
1.00 |

6 |
1.00 |
2.00 |
1.00 |

7 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
1.00 |

8 |
1.00 |
2.00 |
1.00 |

9 |
1.00 |
1.00 |
2.00 |

10 |
2.00 |
2.00 |
2.00 |

11 |
2.00 |
2.00 |
2.00 |

12 |
2.00 |
2.00 |
2.00 |

13 |
2.00 |
1.00 |
1.00 |

14 |
2.00 |
2.00 |
1.00 |

15 |
2.00 |
1.00 |
1.00 |

16 |
2.00 |
2.00 |
1.00 |

Sexual Equality: 1. H 2. L

Education: 1. H 2. L

Gender: 1. Male 2. Female