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Campus Sex Assaults: A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges

by Chicago Tribune Staff

In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked...


Crime in the United States 2010

by BERNAN PRESS

Crime in the United States contains findings that the FBI releases annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because it is no longer printed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bernan Press continues...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2012

by Frank Newport

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher

Fisher asserts that more native-born women and underrepresented minorities need to obtain advanced degrees in the United States. Drawing on rich data from a sample of approximately 1,300 graduate students, Fisher...


Moving Safely: Crime and Perceived Safety in Stockholm's Subway Stations

by Vania Ceccato

The aim of Moving Safely is to provide both theoretical and empirical perspectives on safety conditions at subway stations. This book adopts an approach that is place-centered, focusing on the importance of...


Basic Statistics: An Introduction with R

by Tenko Raykov & George A. Marcoulides

Basic Statistics provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics using the free, state-of-the-art software program R. This book is designed to both introduce students to key concepts in statistics...


Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...


Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

by Geoffrey Zubay

This new work offers a clear and thorough account of the threats posed by bioterrorism from the perspective of biologists. The authors examine thirteen disease-causing agents, including those responsible for...


Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

by Peter V. Marsden

Social Trends in American Life assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social...


A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

by Gary Goertz & James Mahoney

Some in the social sciences argue that the same logic applies to both qualitative and quantitative methods. In A Tale of Two Cultures, Gary Goertz and James Mahoney demonstrate that these two paradigms constitute...


Statistics for the Terrified

by John H. Kranzler

Statistics for the Terrified offers a clear and concise introduction to statistics. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, this Sixth Edition...


Poor Numbers

by Morten Jerven

One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita...


Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts

by Peter Andreas & Kelly M. Greenhill

Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More...


Just Managing?

by Mark O’Brien & Paul Kyprianou

The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to speak on behalf of families who...


The Matthew Effect

by Daniel Rigney

The old saying does often seem to hold true: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, creating a widening gap between those who have more and those who have less. The sociologist Robert K. Merton called...


Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges

by Alfredo Cuecuecha & Carla Pederzini

Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges, edited by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini, is an indispensable resource for Mexico-U.S. migration studies. It includes a review...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2015

by Frank Newport

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

by Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes...


Taking Stock: Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life

by Edited by Michal Kravel-Tovi and Deborah Dash Moore

Taking Stock is a collection of lively, original essays that explore the cultures of enumeration that permeate contemporary and modern Jewish life. Speaking to the profound cultural investment in quantified...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2014

by Frank Newport

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...