The NORC General Social Survey: A User's Guide

The NORC General Social Survey: A User's Guide

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“When someone goes public with a simple, straightforward, good idea, the audience usually scratches its collective head and wonders why no one thought of it before. That was my reaction as I read James A. Davis and Tom W. Smith's short volume on the General Social Survey (GSS), the first of a new Sage series on major social science data bases…. I suspect there isn't a GSS user out there who wouldn't learn quite a bit from reading this book…. The knowledge it provides is partly historical, partly practical, and partly inspirational…. The practical sections make up a very readable and thorough discussion of its study design…. The inspirational part of the book, at least for me is Davis and Smith's narrative on the variety ...

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