Category Archives: Chapter 9

Who We Are and Who We Are Becoming

As a long-term resident of the Boston area and a college professor, it’s heartening to learn that Bostonians spend more on college than residents of others cities.  As I write yet another blog entry based on a newspaper article, it’s … Continue reading

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More Money, More Marriage

Back in the 1970s, when I married, it seemed that everyone was getting divorced.  Articles by social scientists and others were full of prognostications about the end of marriage as an institution. But a recent New York Times article by Johns … Continue reading

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So much to do, So little time to do it

I often feel this way as I plan my research methods class and think about activities to assign. Of course, I’ve sort of created the problem in Investigating the Social World by including far more exercises and other activities for … Continue reading

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Still Lying With Statistics?

Sixty years after the publication of Darrell Huff’s 1954 classic, How to Lie With Statistics, it might seem that no one could imagine getting away with any such skullduggery any more.  But wait…there must be something causing the dramatic recent … Continue reading

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