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Sociology May 2012 Archive


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Post-9/11 Military

Monday May 28, 2012
Last week the Pew Research Center released a new report titled War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era. The report is based on two surveys: one of the nation's military ... Read More

Sociological Book Spotlight: Nickel And Dimed

Friday May 25, 2012
Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By In America is a book by Barbara Ehrenreich based on her ethnographic research on low-wage jobs in America. Inspired in part by the ... Read More

Sociology Definition of the Week: Direct Observation

Wednesday May 23, 2012
There are many different kinds of field research in which researchers can take any number of roles. Being a complete observer and using direct observation for research means studying a ... Read More

More and More Ph.D.s on Food Stamps

Monday May 21, 2012
It's not surprising that the number of people using food stamps has increased dramatically over the past few years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that roughly 44 million people ... Read More

Sociology Career Spotlight: NIH

Friday May 18, 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH for short) is the United States Federal Government's focal point for health research. The agency conducts and supports research: in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, ... Read More

Sociology Definition of the Week: Index of Qualitative Variation

Wednesday May 16, 2012
The index of qualitative variation (IQV) is a measure of variability for nominal variables, such as race, ethnicity, or gender. It is based on the ratio of the total number ... Read More

How to Construct a Good Questionnaire

Friday May 11, 2012
Questionnaires are used a lot in social science research and knowing how to construct a good questionnaire can be an important and practical skill to have. There are a lot ... Read More

Sociology Definition of the Week: Social Inequality

Wednesday May 9, 2012
Social inequality is characterized by the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. It contains structured and recurrent patterns of ... Read More

College-Educated Women More Likely To Marry

Monday May 7, 2012
A new study out shows that for the first time in history, women with one or more college degrees are more likely to be married by age 40 than their ... Read More

Sociology Definition of the Week: Demography

Wednesday May 2, 2012
Demography is the statistical study of human populations. It includes the study of the size, structure, and distributions of different populations and changes in them in response to birth, migration, ... Read More

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