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SOC 205: Research Methods for Sociology: Finding Secondary Data

Data for Sociologists


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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