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Research Guides

Sociology: Web Sources

A guide for sociology students at Hamline.

Web Site Analysis

Examples of Web Sites for Sociology Students

American Community Survey "The American Community Survey helps local officials, community leaders and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities.  It is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce."

APM Research Lab "OUR MISSION: To foster an engaged democracy by inspiring curiosity, inquiry and discussion through fact-driven, credible research and analysis. OUR VALUES:  Independent, useful, informative, nonpartisan."

Data.Census.Gov "is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau."

    American FactFinder "Starting in July, data.census.gov will be the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. After July 1, 2019, all new data (previously released on American FactFinder) will be released on this new data platform. American FactFinder (AFF) will remain as an "archive" system for accessing historical data until spring 2020."

Minnesota Compass "Measuring progress. Inspiring action."

Pew Research Center "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."

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