Once again, we are delighted to be supporting the International Year of Statistics with a SAGE Connection series that provides free access to social science articles utilizing statistics as an essential component of the research process. Today we are sharing our third installment, with free access to two sociology articles recommended by our SAGE editors.
- Elizabeth E. Bruch and Robert D. Mare’s “Methodological Issues in the Analysis of Residential Preferences, Residential Mobility, and Neighborhood Change” focuses on people’s neighborhood preferences and how those choices serve as implications for different residential patterns in society. Published in Sociological Methodology, the study also discusses how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity affect housing distribution among populations.
- In “Optimism and Caution Regarding New Tools for Analyzing Qualitative Data,” from Sociological Methodology, Andrew Junker discusses the complex ways new research tools analyze qualitative data. When using qualitative data analysis software (QDAS), Junker notes that researchers often feel like the tools of research begin to take over research goals. His analysis addresses this problem for sociologists.