Stephen Sweet is an assistant professor of sociology at Ithaca College and was formerly the associate director of the Cornell Work and Family Careers Institute. His books include Changing Contours of Work (2008),The Work and Family Handbook: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Methods and Approaches (2005),Teaching Work and Family: Strategies, Activities, and Syllabi (2006),College and Society: An Introduction to the Sociological Imagination (2001), and Data Analysis with SPSS: A First Course in Applied Statistics (2008, 2003, 1998).
His studies on work, family, community, and inequality appeared in a variety of publications, including Generations,Research in the Sociology of Work, Sex Roles, Family Relations, New Directions in Life Course Research, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Innovative Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Community, Work, and Family, Popular Music and Society, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. His articles on teaching and curriculum development have been published in Teaching Sociology, Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom, and Excellent Teaching in the Excellent University.
In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities, Stephen Sweet currently serves as the Teaching Resources Specialist for the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, co-edits the Work-Family Encyclopedia, and manages the Sloan Early Career Scholars Program.
Brief Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Key Concepts in Social Science Research Chapter 2: Getting Started: Accessing, Examining, and Saving Data Chapter 3: Univariate Analysis: Descriptive Statistics Chapter 4: Constructing Variables Chapter 5: Assessing Association through Bivariate Analysis Chapter 6: Comparing Groups through Bivariate Analysis Chapter 7: Multivariate Analysis with Linear Regression Chapter 8 Multivariate Analysis with Logistic Regression Chapter 9: Writing a Research Report Chapter 10: Research Projects
Comprehensive Table of Contents:
*Each chapter begins with “Overview,” and concludes with “Summary,” “Key Terms", and “Exercises.”
Chapter1: Key Concepts in Social Science Research
Why Do We Need Statistics
Framing Topics Into Research Questions
Theory and Hypothesis
Population and Samples
Relationships and Causality
Chapter 2: Getting Started: Accessing, Examining, and Saving Data