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Basic Research in Sociology and other Social Sciences

Basic research skills and resources in sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences including evaluating sources, journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Statistical Web Resources

Center for Demographic & Social Analysis (University of Albany)
The Center collaborates with the Lewis Mumford Center in efforts to disseminate data and cutting edge analyses of population trends revealed in the census and continuing census-related databases such as the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.

Data.gov
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

International Labor Organization (ILO)
A tripartite international UN organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards.

Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. (Website- About)

Population Studies Center, Social Research Institute, University of Michigan
PSC supports a large portfolio of both domestic and international research in several key areas of demographic research: 1) Family Formation, Fertility, and Children; 2) Human Capital, Labor and Wealth; 3) Health, Disability, and Mortality; 4) Population Dynamics; 5) Aging; 6) Methodology; and 7) Regional Studies.

Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN)
is a university-based organization that creates demographic media (such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials) that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens. (website)

Interesting Pages on Race Issues

Race: Are we so different?
RACE is a project of American Anthropological Association. Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. (website - About us)

Race, the Power of an Illusion
Produced by California Newsreel for PBS.  Discusses the question of race.

Web Resources on Women

Links to Sources on Urban Issues

Brian Lehrer

RSS Feeds for the Brian Lehrer show on WNCY.  Included in these feeds are his "Anecdotal Census Series".  To get to the shows within this series specifically, try the website:

 Brian Lehrer Show  http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/

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