Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 14.0 and 15.0 for Windows, Sixth Edition guides readers step-by-step through the process of data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date version of the General Social Survey. In this thoroughly revised edition, authors Earl Babbie, Fred Halley, and Jeanne Zaino stress active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises. New to the Sixth Edition: Presents the latest version of SPSS for Windows: Readers are introduced to computerized data analysis using the latest version of SPSS for Windows (14.0 & 15.0). Gives access to the latest version of the GSS: In the text and lab exercises, readers are given a chance to work with data from the most recent General Social Survey (GSS 2004). Provides a shorter, more condensed version than the Fifth Edition: The latest edition has been restructured to make the material more user-friendly for students, including a separate chapter on recoding and a more straightforward discussion of composite measures. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries! An accompanying CD-ROM contains data sets, Designing Own Survey, and comprehensive appendices that include questionnaires, research reports, proposals, survey tips, commands, readings, and much more. Intended Audience: Designed for both introductory and advanced research methods or statistics courses in Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Public Health departments, this is an ideal computer skills and data analysis textbook for any discipline that uses survey methods.Zaino, Jeanne is the author of 'Adventures in Social Research Data Using SPSS 14.0 And 15.0 for Windows', published 2007 under ISBN 9781412940832 and ISBN 1412940834.