## SPSS software and Descriptive Statistics Paper

SPSS software and Descriptive Statistics Paper

From the General Social Survey dataset found in this week’s Learning Resources, use the SPSS software and choose one continuous and one categorical variable

The download for the SPSS software is attached.

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Post, present, and report a descriptive analysis for your variables, specifically noting the following:

For your continuous variable:

Report the mean, median, and mode.

What might be the better measure for central tendency? (i.e., mean, median, or mode) and why?

Report the standard deviation.

How variable are the data?

How would you describe this data?

What sort of research question would this variable help answer that might inform social change?

- From the General Social Survey dataset found in this week’s Learning Resources, use the SPSS software and choose one continuous and one categorical variable
**Note:**this dataset will be different from your Assignment dataset). - As you review, consider the implications for positive social change based on the results of your data.

By Day 3

Post, present, and report a descriptive analysis for your variables, specifically noting the following:

For your continuous variable:

- Report the mean, median, and mode.
- What might be the better measure for central tendency? (i.e., mean, median, or mode) and why?
- Report the standard deviation.
- How variable are the data?
- How would you describe this data?
- What sort of research question would this variable help answer that might inform social change?

Post the following information for your categorical variable:

- A frequency distribution.
- An appropriate measure of variation.
- How variable are the data?
- How would you describe this data?
- What sort of research question would this variable help answer that might inform social change?

*Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.*