Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files

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Project # 5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Amanda Powe Sowk 300 Tuskegee University March 31, 2010

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Hypotheses Physical abuse is a subject that many can identify with, from either personal experience, or experiences derived from someone close to them. There are many questions about the origin of these selfish acts and studies across the nation that seek to explain them. Although physical abuse is frowned upon in the United States, many people struggle with its effects daily. There are

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number of women who suffer from the physical abuse of a partner. The study that will be examined will look at some of the variables that may have an effect on this outcome. The variables I chose look at include the following; race, the amount of times abused in the last year, and length of relationship (time of the study).

When looking at the variables above, I found it challenging to draw a conclusion because of the broadness of them. Though there are ways that people can make assumptions, I wanted to be careful not to stereotype one group based on my previous knowledge. The hypotheses were drawn regardless of assumptions dealing with the cases. Length of relationship will effect the amount of times R was abused in the last year. Length of relationship and race will coherently impact the amount of time R was abused in the last year. These hypotheses analyzed through the data and found. The data will show results and work to establish truth in the following hypotheses.

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Rationale In order to compute a hypotheses, you begin to theorize what exactly makes

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sense in the cases of research that you are conducting. There must be proper guidelines set out and a number of variables need to be sorted through. When analyzing your approach you will have to be understanding of the respondent and make logical yet personalized hypotheses that reflect your thoughts on the subject. Later you will be able to explain your decisions and make the proper decision for analyzing your data.

The fact that there are women across the nation women are faced with issues. The study of abused women, became a subject of interest because of the variables that were included in the study. When you think of abused women many times we don't think of the age of the individual, we think of the consequences to the such dramatic actions that were taken. Many blame the women without looking at what caused this abuse. In order to draw a hypotheses, I thought about the ways that women must feel when in a relationship over a year long. Though age and level of education could be strong indicators of the reason for abuse, I chose not to study that effect. I chose to look at length of relationship because in relationships that are over a year begin to incorporate a number of issues that my be stressful and provoke abuse. Also spouse may feel more comfortable abusing after a year.

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Results Bivariate Table 1

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Respondent's Length of Relationship by Number of time abused in the last year
Response 3 years or less 4-15years 15 years and over

Yes No

118 41

110 43

269 124

Multivariate Table 1

Length of Relationship by amount of times abused in the last year by Race Other (Race)
Response 3 years or less 4-15years 15 years and over

Yes No

10 10

26 10

80 43

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Discussion

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When looking at the variables as they relate to one another, it is simple to see that there is a direct correlation between length of relationship and number of times abused in the last year. These results show that women in longer relationships show that there are a number of factors that may be include d in the amount of abused that comes out of those relationships. Thought here are a number of issues that may develop over 15 years, techniques should be used to stop this type of behavior. The result of this analysis shows that individuals with longer relationships resort to physical abuse as an option for dealing with their partner. Though this is not acceptable this study could be analyzed and used to help abusive individuals.

Next, the study confirmed that there were not many individuals that were analyzed in the multivariate study, that were abused in the last year. Without categorizing race, the people that were most accounted for were black and white women. The results show that those who were under category 3,which included Hispanic, Asian, and all other races, were less likely to have these same effects. This information is interesting and shows that the problem of length of relationship and the amount of times abused in ends up being a problem for black and white women.

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Discussion continued This study may open ones eyes to the way in which individuals handle their

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anger. Though physical abuse should not be an option, we see that Black and White women are faced with this cruel reality more than any other races represented in this study. The way that the study was created show that there are many differences among individuals. These differences among us can sometimes affect our futures and the safety that were may receive by being involved in a relationship.

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files

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APPENDIX

Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Syntax Files

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Project #5 SPSS Research Report II Data Files Output Files Bivariate Crosstabs

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Multivariate Crosstabs

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