Brief instructions: We will be using General Social Survey (GSS) 2012 data set for Weekly Discussions, Assignment 1 and the Final Portfolio. You should NOT collect your own data. All variables and data are required to be from GSS 2012 data set. To know more about GSS, you may visit its main website by clicking here. You can find GSS variables online via GSS Data Explorer (https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/variables/vfilter). Make good use of the screenshot attachment at the end of the grading rubrics to search relevant variables for your project.
As you present your topic in this discussion, think about how you would study it. What is your research question and your theory behind it? What variables can you use to measure correlations that are connected to your research question? In your original post, tell the class what your topic is, phrasing it as a research question. Your research question should preferably be more general and open-ended than a hypothesis. Then, identify variables which you have found in the GSS 2012 dataset. Be sure to identify the variable name AND the question asked in the survey. See screenshots tutorial for more details. Wrap up by explaining why you chose these variables for your project and why you think there is a correlation or a relationship.
THE TOPIC I CHOSE IS: (these were in the GSS 2012 datasheet)
BEST WAY TO ORG FAMILY WORK LIFE WITH UNDER SCHOOL AGE CHILD WORST WAY TO ORG FAMILY WORK LIFE WITH UNDER SCHOOL AGE CHILD ”
please list everything in the following list:
1. Describe what your topic is, phrasing it as a research question. Please note:
a. the topic has to be sociology in nature;
b. your research question should preferably be more general and open-ended than a hypothesis; (it is not a hypothesis, not yet);
2. Identify variables (one DV, at least one IV) which you have found in the GSS dataset (use the search function at https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/variables/vfilter. Make sure you set the year to be “2012” before you search, since you are required to use data from GSS 2012 for your project. If you have questions, refer to the screenshots attached at the bottom of page for a step-by-step tutorial. If your variable of interest is NOT in the 2012 data set, consider revising your topic to work with available data.
a. identify variable names; for example, “childs” is a variable name. It stands for “Number of children.”
b. identify the question related to this variable that was asked in the survey (in verbatim). For example, GSS survey question for variable “childs” is as follows (in verbatim):
How many children have you ever had? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage).
3. Explain why you chose these variables for your project;
4. Explain why you think there is a correlation or a relationship.
Reiteration: we will be using the 2012 data set for our project. All variables in your project HAVE to come from this 2012 data set. If you cannot find your variables of interest, revise your project in order to work with the 2012 data.