Chapter 6: Research Design and Causation
Research that Matters:
Research about Social Problems:
- Ling, Rich and Gitte Stald. 2010. “Mobile Communities: Are We Talking About a Village, a Clan, or a Small Group?” American Behavioral Scientist 53(8):113-1147.
- McPherson, Miller, Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Matthew E. Brashears. 2006. “Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks Over Two Decades.” American Sociological Review 71:353–375.
- Paxton, Pamela. 2002. “Social Capital and Democracy: An Interdependent Relationship.” American Sociological Review 67:254–277.
- Harding, David J. 2007. “Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods.” American Sociological Review 72:341–364.
- Bennett, Lauren, Lisa Goodman, and Mary Ann Dutton. 1999. “Systemic Obstacles to the Criminal Prosecution of a Battering Partner: A Victim Perspective.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 14:761–772.
- Sampson, Robert J. 2008. “Rethinking Crime and Immigration.” Contexts 7:28–33.
- King, Marissa D. and Peter S. Bearman. 2011. “Socioeconomic Status and the Increased Prevalence of Autism in California.” American Sociological Review, 76:320-346.
- Budig, Michelle J. and Melissa J. Hodges. 2010. “Differences in Disadvantage: Variation in the Motherhood Penalty across White Women’s Earnings Distribution.” American Sociological Review, 75(5):705-728.
- Graham, Kathryn, Sharon Bernards, Sharon C. Wilsnack, and Gerhard Gmel. 2011. “Alcohol May Not Cause Partner Violence But It Seems to Make It Worse: A Cross National Comparison of the Relationship Between Alcohol and Severity of Partner Violence.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(8):1503-1523.
- Petts, Richard J. 2011. “Family and Religious Characteristics’ Influence on Delinquency Trajectories from Adolescence to Young Adulthood.” American Sociological Review, 74:465-483.