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Sociology: SOC 205: Research Methods for Sociology

Resources for the study of sociology, including access to article indexes such as SocINDEX, and reference sources such as the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Data for Sociologists

Exercise

Search for one of the articles below by title or author in the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature. Locate the dataset related to this article, and from the study page identify:

  • the year the data were collected
  • the universe of the study
  • a variable related to attitudes toward immigration

If you have extra time, try finding the article in LibrarySearch+  and see if there are other datasets related to the article.

Alba, R., Rumbaut, R.G., & Marotz, K. (2005). A distorted nation: Perceptions of racial/ethnic group sizes and attitudes toward immigrants and other minorities. Social Forces, 84(2), 901-919. doi: 10.1353/sof.2006.0002

Berg, J.A. (2009). Core networks and whites' attitudes toward immigrants and immigration policy. Public opinion quarterly, 73(1), 7-31. doi: 10.1093/poq/nfp011

Branton, R.P., & Jones, B.S. (2005). Reexamining racial attitudes: The conditional relationship between diversity and socioeconomic environment. American Journal of Political Science, 49(2), 359-372. doi: 10.1111/j.0092-5853.2005.00128.x

Citrin, J., & Wright, M. (2009). Defining the circle of we: American identity and immigration policy. Forum, 7(3)

Cummings, S., & Lambert, T. (1997). Anti-Hispanic and anti-Asian sentiments among African Americans. Social Science Quarterly, 78(2), 338-353.

de la Garza, R.O. (1998). Interests not passions: Mexican-American attitudes toward Mexico, immigration from Mexico, and other issues shaping U.S.-Mexico relations. International Migration Review, 32(2), 401-422.

Ha, S. E. (2010). The consequences of multiracial contexts on public attitudes toward immigration. Political Research Quarterly, 63(1), 29-42. doi:10.1177/1065912908325255

Hood, M.V.,, Morris, I.L., & Shirkey, K.A. (1997). "!Quedate o vente!": Uncovering the determinants of Hispanic public opinion toward immigration. Political Research Quarterly, 50(3), 627. doi: 10.2307/448920

Oliver JE, Wong J. 2003. Intergroup prejudice in multiethnic settings. American Journal of Political Science. 47(4):567–82

Quillian, L. (1995). Prejudice as a response to perceived group threat: Population composition and anti-immigrant and racial prejudice in Europe. American Sociological Review, 60(4), 586-611.

Quillian, L. (1996). Group threat and regional change in attitudes toward African-Americans. American Journal of Sociology, 102(3), 816-860. doi: 10.1086/230998

Rocha RR, Espino R. 2009. Racial threat, residential segregation, and the policy attitudes of Anglos. Political Research Quarterly. 62(2):415–26

Thornton, M.C., & Mizuno, Y. (1999). Economic well-being and black adult feelings toward immigrants and whites, 1984. Journal of Black Studies, 30(1), 15-44.

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