Subject: Social Science

Datafile Subject:Demography, Social Science,
Story names:Draft Lottery 1970,
Description: Data from the 1970 military draft lottery. The lottery assigned numbers to potential draftees on the basis of birth date. Variables are month, day of month, day of year, and draft number assigned to those born on that date. Men with lower draft numbers were drafted first....
Datafile Subject:Education, Social Science,
Story names:Improving Reading Ability,
Description: Results of an experiment to test whether directed reading activities in the classroom help elementary school students improve aspects of their reading ability. A treatment class of 21 third-grade students participated in these activities for eight weeks, and a control class of 23 third-graders foll...
Datafile Subject:Health, Medical, Social Science,
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Description: These data are from an 1854 survey conducted by the Massachusetts Commission on Lunacy under the leadership of Edward Jarvis. Dr. Jarvis was President of the American Statistical Association from 1852 to 1882....
Datafile Subject:Government, Social Science, Sociology,
Story names:Police Manpower and Crime,
Description: The data file contains percent changes in manpower, and seasonally adjusted changes in auto thefts and larcenies from a 27-week base period in 1966 to a 58-week experimental period in 1966-1967 when manpower assigned to the 20th Precinct in New York City was increased by about 40 percent. No expe...
Datafile Subject:Government, Sociology, Social Science,
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Description: The data file contains percent changes in manpower, and seasonally adjusted changes in auto thefts and larcenies from a 27-week base period in 1966 to a 58-week experimental period in 1966-1967 when manpower assigned to the 20th Precinct in New York City was increased by about 40 percent. No experim...
Datafile Subject:Psychology, Social Science,
Story names:Students' Goals, What Makes Kids Popular,
Description: Subjects were students in grades 4-6 from three school districts in Ingham and Clinton Counties, Michigan. Chase and Dummer stratified their sample, selecting students from urban, suburban, and rural school districts with approximately 1/3 of their sample coming from each district. Students indicate...
Datafile Subject:Sociology, Social Science,
Story names:Gwaimasi Hunting Trips,
Description: The kilograms of food of various types captured by each male resident of the Gwaimasi Village in the New Guinea rain forest for the period between 9/25/86 and 10/18/87. ...
Datafile Subject:Health, Medical, Social Science,
Story names:Smoking and Cancer, Smoking and Lung Cancer,
Description: The data are per capita numbers of cigarettes smoked (sold) by 43 states and the District of Columbia in 1960 together with death rates per thouusand population from various forms of cancer....
Datafile Subject:Social Science,
Story names:US Crime,
Description: These data are crime-related and demographic statistics for 47 US states in 1960. The data were collected from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and other government agencies to determine how the variable crime rate depends on the other variables measured in the study. ...
Datafile Subject:Government, Social Science,
Story names:Voting for the President,
Description: Percent of the popular vote that was won by the Democratic presidential candidates in the 1980 and 1984 elections. Both candidates, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and Walter Mondale in 1984, were defeated by the Republican Ronald Reagan. ...
Datafile Subject:Economics, Social Science,
Story names:Wages and Hours,
Description: The data are from a national sample of 6000 households with a male head earning less than $15,000 annually in 1966. The data were clasified into 39 demographic groups for analysis. The study was undertaken in the context of proposals for a guaranteed annual wage (negative income tax). At issue was t...

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