# This week you will perform a basic linear regression

Question
SOCI332 WEEK 7 FORUM
This week you will perform a basic linear regression analysis using your dependent variable and sex/gender and race as the two independent variable. Create a dummy variable for both of your IVs.
Using SPSS 24 highlight name of dependent variable
Use Data set from 2012 on the http://gss.norc.org/get-the-data
Independent variable: Gender
Dependent variable: Who should provide help for the elderly
RACE OF RESPONDENT
Frequency
Percent
Valid Percent
Cumulative Percent
Valid
WHITE
1477
74.8
74.8
74.8
BLACK
301
15.2
15.2
90.1
OTHER
196
9.9
9.9
100.0
Total
1974
100.0
100.0
Statistics
AGE OF RESPONDENT
N
Valid
1969
Missing
5
Mean
48.19
Median
47.00
Mode
30a
Std. Deviation
17.687
a. Multiple modes exist. The smallest value is shown
WHO SHOULD PROVIDE HELP FOR ELDERLY * RACE OF RESPONDENT Crosstabulation
RACE OF RESPONDENT
Total
WHITE
BLACK
OTHER
WHO SHOULD PROVIDE HELP FOR ELDERLY
Family members
Count
595
91
77
763
% within RACE OF RESPONDENT
68.9%
49.5%
71.3%
66.0%
Government agencies
Count
117
55
19
191
% within RACE OF RESPONDENT
13.5%
29.9%
17.6%
16.5%
Non-profit organizations (e.g., charitable organizations, churches/religious organizations)
Count
73
16
6
95
% within RACE OF RESPONDENT
8.4%
8.7%
5.6%
8.2%
Private providers of this kind of help
Count
79
22
6
107
% within RACE OF RESPONDENT
9.1%
12.0%
5.6%
9.3%
Total
Count
864
184
108
1156
% within RACE OF RESPONDENT
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Click arrow pointing toward dependent field
Highlight name of independent variable
Click arrow pointing to independent field
Repeat last steps as many times as necessary until all independent variables are listed in the independent field
Click down arrow next to box labeled “Method”
Click Enter, OK

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