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A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences.

This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version).

Key Features

Stresses active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of investigative explorations of social ...

Inequality and Race
Inequality and race

Chapter 9 explored gender inequality and sexism in the United States. This chapter conducts a parallel investigation of racial inequality and racial prejudice. How much inequality exists between white Americans and black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans in education, jobs, and income? How strong is prejudice against black Americans? Who is most likely to support racist beliefs?

The Legacy of Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Group inequality began in the infancy of U.S. society. During the colonial days of the 1600s and 1700s, both African Americans and American Indians became unequal minority groups, the first through slavery and the latter by military conquest. Later in the development of the United States, other minority groups were created, including European immigrant groups and Hispanic and Asian ...

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