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Doing Sociology with Student CHIP: Data Happy!, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Gregg Lee Carter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 26, 2010

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This workbook with easy-to-use statistical software gets students involved in the analysis of sociological data as early as their first-year courses.

 

The computer exercises in this workbook bring sociology alive by enabling students to explore sociological issues using real data. Ideal for classes with an empirical orientation, Doing Sociology With Student CHIP shows students the link between their course work and the work of research sociologists.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
About Student CHIP

A Primer on Critical Reading

A Primer on Elementary Data Analysis

Chapter 1. The Problem of Social Order

Chapter 2. Issues in Sociological Research
Chapter 3. Culture
Chapter 4. Society
Chapter 5. Socialization
Chapter 6. Groups
Chapter 7. Interaction
Chapter 8. Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
Chapter 9. Inequality
Chapter 10. Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 11. Gender

Chapter 12. Social Change and Social Conflict



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

About Student CHIP

A Primer on Critical Reading

A Primer on Elementary Data Analysis

  Measures of Central Tendency

  Measures of Dispersion

  Scatterplots and the Correlation Coefficient

  Basic Tabular Analysis

  Criteria for Establishing Causality in Nonexperimental Situations

  The Art of Reading Partial Tables

 

Chapter 1. The Problem of Social Order

  1. Social Order and Control via Close Social Ties: The Example of Suicide

  2. Social Characteristics of Happy Individuals

  3. Trust and the Social Order

      Exploratory Exercises

      Answers for Selected Chapter 1 Exercises

 

Chapter 2. Issues in Sociological Research

  4. Attitudes vs. Actions: Do Religiosity and Church Attendance Go Hand-in-Hand

  5. The Idea of Contextual Effects: The Social Context of Working Full-Time for Women

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 3. Culture

  6. The Problem of Ethnocentrism

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 4. Society

  7. The Occupational Structure of Post-Industrial Society

  8. HIV/AIDS—A Crossnational Examination

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 5. Socialization

  9. Social Class and Parental Values

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 6. Groups

10. Physical Health, the Quality of Primary-Group Ties, and Social Class

11. Psychological Health, the Quality of Primary-Group Ties, and Social Class

12. Family Life and Adolescent Academic Success

13. Who’s Most Likely To Be Divorced?

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 7. Interaction

14. The Relationship of Internet Use to Social Background and Emotional Well-Being

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 8. Crime, Deviance, and Social Control

15. Social Class and Deviance (A Test of Anomie Theory)

16. Social Integration and Deviance (A Test of Control Theory)

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 9. Inequality

17. An Examination of the “Status Attainment” Model and the Predictors of

               Individual Economic Success

18. Up and Down Opportunity’s Ladder—Generational Social Mobility

19. Social Class and Political Participation

20. The Wealth of Nations: Associations Among Economic Development, Political Structure,

               Age Composition, and Life Expectancy

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 10. Race and Ethnicity

21. Ethnic Tolerance: A Function of Social and Personal Control

22. Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty

23. Predicting Minority Success in School—Individual and Contextual Factors

24. Intergroup Contact and the Reduction of Prejudice

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 11. Gender

25. The Malleability of Gender Roles (Are Men Better Suited for Politics?)

26. Sex Differences in Income

27. The Status of Women: Crossnational Comparisons

      Exploratory Exercises

 

Chapter 12. Social Change and Social Conflict

28. The Strategy of Social Protest

29. The International Scene: Ethnic Diversity and Separatist Movements

      Exploratory Exercises

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