Analyzing Inequalities: An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey, 1st Edition

  • Catherine E. Harnois
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1506304109
  • ISBN-13: 9781506304106
  • DDC: 300.72
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book is a practical resource for helping students connect sociological issues with real-world data in the context of their first undergraduate sociology courses. This worktext introduces readers to the GSS, one of the most widely analyzed surveys in the U.S.; examines a range of GSS questions related to social inequalities; and demonstrates basic techniques for analyzing this data online. No special software is required-the exercises can be completed using the Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) website at the University of California-Berkeley which is easy to navigate and master. Students will come away with a better understanding of social science research, and will be better positioned to ask and answer the sociological questions that most interest them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Analyzing Inequalities.
2: Understanding Data: Critical Concepts.
3: Analyzing Gender with the Gss.
4: Analyzing Race and Ethnicity with the GSS.
5: Analyzing Class with the GSS.
6: Analyzing Sexuality with the GSS.
7: Analyzing Inequalities in Families.
8: Analyzing Inequalities in Education.
9: Analyzing Inequalities in the Economy and at Work.
About the Author.