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Applied Statistics Problem Sets for Instruction in Statistics in the Social Sciences (ICPSR 7228) RSS

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Summary:

This study contains a set of materials for the teaching of intermediate statistics, developed by the Consortium as part of its curricular development project. This project grew out of the ICPSR Training Program, and the underlying pedagogical perspectives matured in this program. ICPSR's experience strongly underscored the importance of moving the student of quantitative methods out of the passive mode and actively involving the student in the learning process. The materials in this study were created to present students with a sequence of intellectual tasks designed to facilitate their understanding of the logic and algorithms of various techniques. The data consist of two subsets, File 1, derived from the CIVIC CULTURE STUDY, 1959-1960 (ICPSR 7201) and File 2, extracted from the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1968 (ICPSR 7281). The accompanying material consists of a book, APPLIED STATISTICS, by Gudmund R. Iversen, with two substantive examples by Helmut Norpoth and a chapter co-authored by Lawrence H. Boyd. Covered topics are regression analysis (simple and multiple, dummy variables, multicollinearity, analysis of residuals), analysis of variance and covariance, contingency tables, Bayesian statistics, and multilevel analysis. A revised manuscript exists in mimeographed form. The computer output and answers to the questions included in the book are also available. Similar teaching materials are also being developed in the areas of causal inference, dimensional analysis, and dynamic analysis.

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  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Civic Culture - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
Data:
DS2:  1968 Election - Download All Files (10.8 MB)
Data:
DS3:  Computer Output for Questions
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Study Description

Citation

Iversen, Gudmund R. APPLIED STATISTICS PROBLEM SETS FOR INSTRUCTION IN STATISTICS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research [producer], 1976. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07228.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (GJ-68)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   instruction, instructional materials, statistics

Universe:   File 1: Adult population of Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. File 2: United States citizens 18 years of age and older living in private households in the coterminous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   File 1: Multistage probability samples for the United States and United Kingdom, and multistage stratified random samples for Germany, Italy, and Mexico. File 2: National cross-section sample, consisting of 1,557 respondents, and a Black supplement sample of 116 respondents.

Data Source:

CIVIC CULTURE STUDY, 1959-1960 (ICPSR 7201) and AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1968 (ICPSR 7281)

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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