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Students use skills gained from the Web-based GIS tutorial to explore the Willamette Watershed in Oregon. A correlation... see more

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students "use logical connectors in searching... see more

This lesson, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, introduces the social and ethical issues of... see more

This activity, created by Jim Wright of the University of Central Florida, provides a look at the urban structure of... see more

In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module... see more

This module, created by Kathy Rowell of Sinclair Community College, will focus on frequencies and percentages as well as... see more

While a much larger percentage of American families are located in the top income bracket in 1990 compared to fifty years... see more

This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of StudentChip software and census data to investigate basic... see more

In this module you will have the opportunity to explore the frequency of different types of residential moves carried out... see more

This module is designed to illustrate differences in family and household composition patterns for different groups based... see more

This module is designed to illustrate the effects of selection bias on the observed relationship between premarital... see more

You most likely learned in your Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Family classes that traditional... see more

Berk (1985) proposed that the family is a "gender factory"; that is, families are social institutions in which ideas... see more

For this assignment we will explore the impact of gender and race on the earnings of full-time workers in 2000. The... see more

In this assignment you will use U.S. census data to get an overview of housing patterns (ownership and types of housing)... see more

The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational... see more

Research has shown that marital status and employment are correlates of desistance. That is, adolescents involved with... see more

As discussed, the murder rates for Blacks in the United States are substantially higher than those for Whites, with... see more

The OpenCourseWare movement continues to gain steam and the addition of more and more online courses piques the interest... see more

The OpenCourseWare movement continues to gain steam and the addition of more and more online courses piques the interest... see more

These exercises (15 in all) were written for instructors teaching an introductory class in statistics. They  were written... see more

There are four exercises that use data from the 2014 General Social Survey to explore confidence in societal institutions... see more

There are four exercise that use data from the 2014 General Social Survey to explore gender differences.  These exercises... see more

This is a short paper with some ideas about why gun control is not the asnwer.