College of Charleston Data Analysis of the United States Congress Analysis HW

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I have attached the directions to the assignment below but will need to share the CCES data set with you through Google Drive because the file is too big even when I Zip it. This should be no more than 2-3 pages but i’m going to pay for 3 pages just in case. Thank you!

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Data Analysis Assignment 3 (Congressional Elections) About Over the semester, you will complete three data analysis assignments. Why are you doing these? First, they are intended to prepare you for your final research paper. Not only will you learn about useful datasets and how to analyze them, but my hope is that these assignments help you identify possible research questions for your paper. Second, basic data proficiency is a valuable skill in our modern world. On the one hand, we are inundated with data these days, and employers increasingly look for employees who can use data analysis as a tool to understand the world. On the other hand, in the so-called “post truth” era, there is something to be said for learning how to think and answer questions on your own. A few things to know before you begin. First, you need SPSS to complete these assignments. Note that SPSS is installed in most computer labs on campus, including in the Addlestone Library. Second, I will upload videos to OAKS detailing the specific SPSS techniques you need to use to complete these assignments. I strongly encourage you to review those videos before you begin. Finally, when you are done with this assignment, please upload your work to OAKS. Assignment 3 is due at 11:59pm on October 16. Part I: Party Identification and Vote Choice in House Races Open the SPSS dataset CCES.sav. Remember that the unit-of-analysis is a voter in a congressional election. In the dataset you have their vote in a House and/or Senate election (plus their presidential vote in presidential years) and a range of information about the person (such as age, race, education, party affiliation, ideology, ec.). Please take a quick look at the codebook for a review of all the variables included in the dataset. In the first part you’ll need restrict the dataset to the 2014 midterm election. Use the code year=2014. Remember to use the drop-down menu box: – Data->Select Cases->If condition is satisfied Create a crosstab looking at the relationship between a voter’s party identification and their vote choice in the House election in 2014. (Note that this was a midterm election at the end of Obama’s presidency.) Obviously, you will find a strong relationship. But just how strong? And has this relationship changed over since Trump’s election? For party identification use the “pid7” variable and for their House vote use the “voted_rep” variable. Look at the codebook to finalize yourself with how these two variables are coded. Remember to place the party identification variable in the column (since it is the independent variable), the House vote variable in the row (since it is the dependent variable), and click on the “cells” box to ask for column percentages. All of this can be done using the drop-down menu box: – Analyze->Descriptive Statistics->Crosstabs Run the crosstab and paste the output in a word document and write a paragraph explaining the results. What do you see in the crosstab? Is there any noticeable relationship? Do the same for 2018, the most recent midterm election. Was the relationship between party affiliation and vote choice different in 2018 compared to 2014? If so, how? Speculate about the reasons for the differences you uncovered. …