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American Sociological Association
The American Sociological Association is a non-profit association founded in 1905 and "dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good."
Adulthood and Aging
- National Institute on
- The NIA "promotes healthy aging by conducting and
supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
- AGS "is the premier professional
organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and
well-being of all older adults."
- Social Gerontology & the Aging Revolution
- Created by a professor from Trinity University, this site has an
enormous amount of information relating to gerontological issues. It
includes materials on politics, economics, biology, psychology and
sociology of aging.
Death, Dying and Bereavement
- The End of Life: Exploring Death in America
- This interesting web site created by staff from National Public
Radio (NPR), includes transcripts from various NPR programs dealing
with death, a list of resources for people with life-threatening
diseases, an extensive bibliography, readings and more.
Sociology of Death and Dying
- Created by a professor from Trinity University, this site has all
sorts of interesting information on death including how we die, death
across cultures and time, death and social institutions, moral debates
on deaths by abortion or capital punishment and more.
Social Research Design/Polling Information
- The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
- This ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) site contains the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Test Collection database with records on over 10,000 tests and research instruments; the records describe the instruments and provide availability information. Includes citations to review information from reference guides such as Mental Measurements Yearbooks and Test Critiques (resources available in the Hatfield library Reference collection).
- Gallup Organization
- This organization is responsible for conducting the Gallup Poll, a leading source of public opinion since 1935. Their web site makes available all sorts of polling information on a wide variety of topics.
- ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
- ICPSR provides: access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data; training facilities for the study of quantitative social analysis techniques; and resources for social scientists using advanced computer technologies.
- The Polling Report
- This site offers polling results on a wide variety of topics (including abortion, the death penalty, gun control, global warming and more) from many of the top pollsters in the United States.
- Research Methods Knowledge Base (RMKB)
- This is a "comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods." A great place to go for help with the whole research process, RMKB was created by a professor from Cornell University.
- "WorldPublicOpinion.org is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. The WorldPublicOpinion.org website provides information and analysis about public opinion on international policy issues from around the world."