Provide a 500 word minimum post that reflects upon what bills you would propose? If you had to pick one policy topic and draft a bill on it what would….
Whether watching violent films increases someone’s level of aggressiveness
Do not worry about the table of contents or the instructions at the beginning of the questionnaire. Go directly to page 48 and beyond and read the types of questions that are collected.
First, write a short paragraph about what you think of the topics covered in the GSS, try to be as specific as you can. Use examples of questions that the GSS collects and you found interesting.
Second, if you were to conduct your own study using the data available on the GSS, what topic would you choose and what variables would you use from the GSS as possible explanations? Do not choose a topic or questions that are not found on the GSS. This is secondary data analysis which means you will be using data that has already been collected.
Do not choose to study whether watching violent films increases someone’s level of aggressiveness because no such variables are measured in the GSS.
The GSS does not have questions about the amount of homework elementary students receive, therefore I can not say that I will use the GSS to find a connection between homework and academic achievement.
For example: On the GSS there is a question on religious attendance and there are questions on political views and education. I would conduct a study to see whether those who are Republican and have a higher education are more likely to attend church. This data is on the GSS and I will use it to conduct a study of my own instead of collecting the information in a survey from scratch. My independent variables will be: level of education and political party, my dependent variable will be religious attendance. I can find these variables on the GSS.
I think you will enjoy browsing the GSS. Try to have fun with this discussion because there are numerous variables to manipulate.