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Intro to Social Statistics

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Your semester paper involves the application of some of the statistical methods we have learned in this course to answer a research question of your choice, drawing on data from the General Social Survey ("GSS").


Paper Format

Papers must be a MINIMUM of 5 pages, typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman or Courier font, double-spaced with margins no larger than 1.25".

            STEP 1. Select a research question

            STEP 2. Locate a minimum of FOUR academic articles from sociological journals related to your topic.

            STEP 3. Review the literature to form a hypothesis.

            STEP 4. Data analysis

Finding Articles

Find journal articles on your topic through the database links below (AccessUH/CougarNet log-in required):


ASA Style Quick Guide: Reference List

BOOKS Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher.

Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume       Number(Issue Number):pages.

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL ARTICLES RETRIEVED FROM AN ONLINE DATABASE Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume       Number(Issue Number):pages. (Retrieved from Database Name on Month Day, Year).
WEBSITES* Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Webpage." Retrieved Month Day,       Year (

*Provide as much information as you have available.

ASA Helpful Handouts

Reference these handouts for additional examples of ASA style formatting, including in-text citations and reference lists.

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