Author Archives: Neal Caren

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Sociology

How the Times writes about men and women

I’m testing out using iPython notebooks for tutorials. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out a way to put in on this WordPress site, but here is my depressing tutorial on how to use Python to figure out how the New York … Continue reading

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The Gender Gap in Sociological Scholarship

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently highlighted research by Jennifer Jacquet and Jevin D. West on the gender gap in various academic disciplines. Using JSTOR data, they estimated the proportion of research articles men wrote in each field. While authors … Continue reading

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Emotions at the 2012 Party Conventions

[Updated: Full convention results at the bottom.] While inspecting the awesome graphs that Mike Bostock and Matthew Ericson put together to display the words being used in the Democratic and Republican conventions [Update: Make sure to check out the incredible … Continue reading

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2012 Sociology Job Market, July Numbers

The ASA recently released a report that described last year’s job market. Their overall assessment was fairly positive, noting that hiring is on an “upswing” and that hiring had almost gotten back to where it was in 2008. While this … Continue reading

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Who’s offering domestic partnership benefits?

As part of listing a position with the ASA Job Bank, employers are required to answer questions about whether or not they “offer employment benefits to domestic partners of employees” and whether or not the employer “prohibits discrimination on the … Continue reading

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Inequality from Space

Here are the richest census tracts in the US when viewed from space: Here are the poorest census tracts in the US when viewed from space: The data The ranking of census tracts is based on median household incomes from … Continue reading

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What are sociology departments looking for?

Are you successful at and committed to research and teaching? If so, there might be a job out there for you. According to the ASA Job Bank, here is what departments are looking for from assistant professor applicants seeking tenure-track … Continue reading

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Fun Demographic Data from Facebook

At one point last month while preparing for a talk to incoming students, I was wondering whether the proportion of out LGBT people jumped at around the age you head off to college or otherwise leave home. One way to … Continue reading

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The 102 most cited works in sociology, 2008-2012

What books or journal articles are relevant to sociology today? Here are the 102101* works that were cited the most in sociology journals over the last five years. While the data comes from contemporary articles, the cited works could be … Continue reading

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The Most Cited Articles in Sociology by Journal

The books or journal articles that have been cited the most over the last five years are listed below by journal. Raw data is from the Web of Science. The total database includes 5,306 articles published between May, 2008 and … Continue reading

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