Quantitative data analysis for British crime survey using SPSS

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements


please follow the instructions shown in quantitative data analysis file attached.
Please follow the structure for writing the report as depicted in British crime survey file attached. However the data need to be utilized by SPSS is in bcs2007_8.sav file attached

Assignment One:

For assignment one you will examine a data set from the British Crime Survey (BCS 2007), which will be posted on the moodle.  Overall, this assignment is worth 35% of the total marks for the unit.  The word limit is 3500 words.

  • Access the British Crime Survey 2007 (BCS2007) data set available on Moodle. Right click on the file and select “Save Target as” and save it in your computer or memory stick.

After opening the data set make sure you are in variable view.

  • Use BRC2007 variable view to make  sense of the questions. Alternatively, from the main menu click on “file” and select “Display Data file information” and select “working file”.
  • Select two independent variables and two dependent variables from the data set. Reflecting upon the variables that you are using, develop two hypotheses.
  • Produce appropriate descriptive statistics for your variables including frequency tables, graphs and explain them.
  • Create crosstab tables and calculate the relevant statistics, insert them in your report in academic style format and interpret them. (If necessary re-code the variables).
  • Find two interval variables, correlate them and analyse the result.
  • Select one independent variable and one dependent variable and examine differences between their means (Independent sample T-Test, or its non parametric equivalent, whichever is appropriate, please remember to include test of Normality in your appendix).
  • Note: (You might have to recode your independent variable into two categories).
  • Analyse your findings.
  • Write a report.

The  Structure of your report.

  1. Abstract 5%
  2. Introduction & Literature review 2 5%
  3. Methodology 10%
  4. Results 20%
  5. Discussion 20%
  6. Conclusion                                                       10%
  7. Appendices –
  8. References –
  9. Presentation        10%