Singleton/Straits, Approaches to Social Research 6e Student Resources

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. Some data-processing activities can be programmed into computer-assisted interviewing.

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. In coding open-ended questions, it is generally better to create relatively few than too many categories.

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. Like other sources of survey error, data-processing errors are unavoidable.

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. The codebook for a survey looks like an interview schedule with additional response and nonresponse codes.

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. Univariate analysis can determine whether to recode or collapse variable categories for further analysis.

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. A frequency or percentage polygon reveals the shape of a univariate distribution.

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. The rule for percentaging contingency tables is to compute percentages in the direction of the dependent variable.

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. The direction of a relationship is a property of nominal-scale variables.

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. Examining a scatterplot can reveal whether a linear regression analysis is appropriate.

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In the regression equation Y = a + bX, a is the regression coefficient or slope.