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SOC 3400 - Introduction to Social Statistics

Soc 3400

This guide is to help you with your SOC 3400 research project. Use the resources linked below to find and gather sources for your paper. 


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").

General Social Science Survey

The General Social Survey (GSS) has studied the growing complexity of American society. It is the only full-probability, personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States. Use the links below to explore the datasets and different variables.

Finding Articles

Below are UH Library databases with social science and sociology-specific journal articles. Find journal articles on your topic through the database links below (AccessUH/CougarNet log-in required if you are off-campus)

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.