Dana M. Williams

associate professor
department of sociology
california state university, chico
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Course resources and links

Political Sociology
Public Sociology
Social Research Methods
Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences
Sociology of Work

[ Political Sociology / SOCI 440 ]

Class-related materials
Syllabi: SOCI 440 (pdf)
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky (textbook)
Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, James C. Scott (textbook)
Fall 2015 semester: student book memes

Various Links
Amnesty International
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Center for Responsive Politics
Democracy Now!
Electronic Frontier Foundation
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

[ Public Sociology / SOCI 441 ]

Class-related materials
Syllabi: SOCI 441 (pdf)
Historical Census data for Chico city and Butte county (1850-1880)

[ Social Research Methods / SOCI 310 ]

Class-related materials
Syllabi: SOCI 310 (pdf)
Reseach Checklist
Investigating the Social World, Russell K. Schutt (textbook)

Methods texts
Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology, Paul Vogt and Burke Johnson

Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis, John Lofland and David Snow
The Basics of Social Research, Earl Babbie
Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use, Liahna Gordon

[ Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences / SOCI 315 ]

Class-related materials
Syllabi: SOCI 315 (pdf)
Diagram of Causal, Statistical Analysis Process (pdf)
SPSS Virtual Software Library
Datasets: General Social Survey, World Values Survey, CA Counties
Answering Questions With Statistics, Robert Szafran (textbook)
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data, Joel Best (textbook)

Online social data
US Census Bureau, AmericanFactFinder
General Social Survey SDA
UN Human Development Report
CIA World Factbook
World Bank

Downloadable social data
General Social Survey
World Values Survey
Barometers: Afro, Arab, Asian, Euro, Latino
International Social Survey Programme
Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research

Free software (free as in liberty, not just gratis)
LibreOffice Calc

Properietary software
SPSS (via Virtual Software Library)

Statistics production texts
Free Statistics Book, David M. Lane
Statistical Analysis Quick Reference Book, Alan Elliott and Wayne Woodward
Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Andy Field
Statistics for Social Change, Lucy Horwitz and Lou Ferleger
SPSS QuickStars, Neil Salkind and Samuel Green
Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology, Paul Vogt and Burke Johnson

Statistics consumption texts
Damned Lies and Statistics, Joel Best
How to Lie With Statistics, Darrel Huff
Tao of Statistics, Dana Keller

Radical Statistics Group
Statistics Hell

[ Sociology of Work / SOCI 465 ]

Class-related materials
Syllabi: SOCI 465 (pdf)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich (textbook)
Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance., Crimethinc (textbook)

Online data
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The State of Working America
Economic Policy Institute
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)


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department of sociology
butte hall 645
csu, chico
chico, ca 95929-0445

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