An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey
- Catherine E. Harnois - Wake Forest University, USA
Analyzing Inequalities: An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey 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.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- Answers to end of chapter multiple choice questions;
- Guided answers for in-text essay questions; and
- Bonus multiple choice test bank questions for each chapter.
“This is an engaging, clear and well-organized introduction to the use of large data sets to analyze stratification and gender.”
“[It] include[s] basic research analysis principles and very good examples and applications [and] also manages to provide critical and progressive conceptual perspectives.”
“Grounding sociological theory in real-world examples using real sociological data is an absolutely important aspect of undergraduate exposure to the scientific method and sociological analysis.”
Excellent resource on identity variables and data analysis.