[Socrates] Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Joanne Miller Joanne.Miller at qc.cuny.edu
Sun Sep 7 13:03:17 EDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,
Do your students understand how to find and integrate quantitative evidence into their papers and presentation? It should be part of the critical reasoning skills taught throughout the curriculum. A new online subscription on the Queens College library website can help and be used in assignments, the Statistical Abstract of the United States. It also provides links to reports on these subjects.

Tables in the Abstract inform a vast array of substantive topics appropriate to virtually any course. Most papers/presentations would benefit from data on current trends.  Even assignments in which students write personal narratives could place their experiences in a relative context. Tables can be downloaded into Excel and copied directly into papers or graphs constructed within Excel.

Please check it out. The Quantitative Reasoning Fellows at Queens, which I coordinate, may be able to give you assistance with particular assignments. The Abstract is located on the QC library website under "Find DataBases ."  Go to the letter "S" and scroll down to the bottom to the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Note that using this resource from off-campus computers requires that you login with the bar code on the back of your Queens College ID card.

It is not too early to start planning for Spring semester courses or assignments later in the Fall. Contact me for further information about the QR Fellows and resource materials.

Joanne Miller, Professor
Sociology Department
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
718-997-2800 (Department)
joanne.miller at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:joanne.miller at qc.cuny.edu>

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