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Sociology : Data/Statistics

This guide presents resources useful for students in sociology classes. Examples of topics include: class and social stratification, communities and families, demography, race and ethnicity. There is also basic information about places to find statistics.

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Thomas Durkin
Social Work / Social Sciences
Social Work Library
Room 236
School of Social Work Building
1350 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-3283

Statistical Guides for Sociology

Books can be located by using a number of  different databases.

  • Try the UW-Madison catalog to see what our libraries own.
  • Try WorldCat to find books and other materials owned in libraries across the U.S. as well as many countries around the world.

For additional resources on population, demography, and demographic methods, please see the Sociology of Demography section in the Subdisciplinary Resources Tab.

Data and Information Services Center (DISC)

"The Data and Information Services Center (DISC) provides quantitative, numeric microdata for researchers and students conducting secondary analysis in the social sciences. For DISC users not familiar with statistical software, we have an array of data products with menu-based interfaces. Longitudinal surveys, macroeconomic indicators, election studies, population studies, socialization patterns, poverty measures, labor force participation, public opinion polls, education and health data, and census data comprise the scope of the collection."

For more information or to visit DISC:

Phone: (608) 262-0750
Fax (608) 262-9711

Sewell Social Science Building, Room 3325
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI  53706

Data and Statistics