Social Theory features searchable content that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy E. Smith , and more.
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Search the Statistical Abstract of the United States as a guide to information from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Published since 1878, the Abstract is "the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."
According to the OECD iLibrary, " 85% of 25 to 64-year-olds with a tertiary education have a job, compared to an average of 59% of those with a secondary education or less."
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The Lehman Social Sciences Library welcomes the new students in the departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as new students at the School of International and Public Affairs. Lehman is your library. Here’s a quick overview of the resources available:
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization that provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. As part of its commitment to education it maintains an Online Learning Center (OLC) that supports quantitative literacy in the social sciences. The OLC is a collection of online learning guides. Each guide is a stand-alone activity describing a central concept in a social science discipline and testing a relevant research question using real data. The data-driven guides cover specific topics within Political Science, Sociology and Social Psychology.
The datasets used are from ICPSR’s data archive. Familiarity with a statistical program like SPSS or Stata is not necessary as the datasets all have been enhanced at ICPSR in a way that allows for access and analysis via a web interface called Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA). The SDA system was developed and is maintained by the University of California, Berkeley.
The World Bank e-library is a fully cross-searchable portal of over 5,000 World Bank documents. Searchable by region and topic; documents are available as downloadable PDFs. http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio6939878
Columbia is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 7,000 data studies suitable for use with statistical software. A wide range of social science topics are covered including: political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, terrorism, health and medical care, education, racial and ethnic minorities, psychology, law, substance abuse and mental health, and more.
Studies (and the data files and documentation they contain) can be retrieved by searching for words in:
- the title and abstract with the ability to filter results by subject, geography, time period, author, and more (this is the search default);
- a variables database that lists the individual elements within a study (currently cover about 20% of the studies in the archive);
- the Bibliography of Data-Related Literature, database of describing published articles on research based on a study in the ICPSR collection.
The ICPSR data search options are listed on page
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