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SOCL-312 Social Class & Mobility (Valocchi): Home

Spring 2013

Data citation

Don't know how to cite your data?

This can be difficult, because modern citation standards do not tend to take into account the complexity of citing data.

Do your best to include:

  • The data producer
  • The dataset name
  • A table number
  • The URL
  • The date you accessed it

Some websites that offer data provide you with a suggestion of how to cite, so pay attention to what they tell you!

For general guidance on citing, check out Citesource.

Suggested Roper studies

Here are some studies that would work for many of your projects.  Search for them on the Roper site.

Quick Statistics

Here are places you can go to find numbers that will provide context for your ethnography...

Numbers on everything

Numbers on labor

Polling numbers

International numbers

Census sites

Chronicle of Higher Ed Data

Data on Trinity students:

Online Analysis

If you are looking to do something a little more complicate, like compare what two different groups do, say, or experience, you may try the vast array of data that you can analyze online.  The following datasets may get you started:

There are many more where these came from.  Check out a more extensive list here.

Subject Guide

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