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Sociology: Websites

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ASSOCIATIONS

American Sociological Association:  Offers additional links, sources, career guidance, forums, meeting etc. All things for furthering sociology and serving the public good.  Has links to information about the

a)  sociology job market,  

b)  employment in the field of sociology 

c)  undergraduate student sociology resources 

American Anthropological Association:  Website of the official association of anthropologists in the United States.  Has links to many other helpful sites.

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Exercising the Sociological Imagination:  This site includes general sociological resources, sociological theory, data resources, and a guide to writing a research paper. The main section of the site, Exercising the Sociological Imagination, features essays written by the site's author, and includes related links.

The SocioLog: Julian Dierkes' comprehensive list of websites devoted to U.S. sociology.  Includes listings of university sociology departments, professional associations, rserach institutes, and links to international sites in a wide range of categories.

The SocioWeb: An independent guide to sociological resources on the Internet.  Features links organized by categories such as sociology topics, giants of sociology, surveys and statistics, and sociology in action. 

SocioSite:  Multi-purpose guide for sociologists. Based in the Netherlands, it includes useful links to sites around the world.  Organized into more than 150 subject areas.  Includes links to journals and more.

Sociology Central: Sociology web site from the United Kingdom offering free resources for Sociology teachers and students.

Guide to Questionaires and Surveys: Frederic D'Astous explains how to create surveys and questionnaires. His articles cover attitude and ethics, the behaviour of groups and populations, data collection, lists and sampling.

Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality:  Fosters basic and applied research on social, economic, and cultural inequalities.

Criteria for Evaluating Web Sources

Always consider the source of information critically. Since there is no one "in charge" of what goes on the Internet, anyone can publish anything. This is especially important when researching for academic purposes, but should also be considered when doing personal research. The websites below list factors to consider when reviewing internet sources.