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News The Atlantic: The GSS is looked at to find links between a child's sex and parental politics More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:29PM
News VOX: The NLSY provides insight into how young parents might affect the economy More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:22PM
News The Washington Post: The AP-NORC Center help gets to the bottom of America's general dislike for politics More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:19PM
Published Research "Local Labor Markets and the Evolution of Inequality.", Black, D.A., Kolesnikova, N. and Taylor, L.J., 2014 More
Posted: 8.27.2014 9:58AM
Published Research "Welfare Reform and Children's Early Cognitive Development.", Chyi, H., Ozturk, O.D. and Zhang, W. , 2014 More
Posted: 8.22.2014 9:46AM
Published Research "Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions.", Casalino, L.P., Pesko, M.F., Ryan, A.M., Mendelsohn, J.L., Copeland, K.R., Ramsay. P.P., Sun, X., Rittenhouse, D.R. and Shortell, S.M., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 8.19.2014 9:16AM
Press Release Arbor Research Awarded Contract for Alignment of Quality and Public Reporting Programs and Websites More
Posted: 8.15.2014 11:37AM
News The Huffington Post: How the GSS has surveyed American attitudes on gender since 1977 More
Posted: 8.14.2014 3:57PM

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News The Atlantic: The GSS is looked at to find links between a child's sex and parental politics More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:29PM
News VOX: The NLSY provides insight into how young parents might affect the economy More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:22PM
News The Washington Post: The AP-NORC Center help gets to the bottom of America's general dislike for politics More
Posted: 8.27.2014 6:19PM
Press Release Arbor Research Awarded Contract for Alignment of Quality and Public Reporting Programs and Websites More
Posted: 8.15.2014 11:37AM
News The Huffington Post: How the GSS has surveyed American attitudes on gender since 1977 More
Posted: 8.14.2014 3:57PM
News The Diane Rehm Show on NPR: The NLSY shares data sets on young people and the labor market More
Posted: 8.14.2014 3:48PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center polled Americans on their confidence in government More
Posted: 8.13.2014 4:39PM
News Salon.com: The General Social Survey researches U.S. views and feelings towards gender More
Posted: 8.13.2014 4:29PM

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"Local Labor Markets and the Evolution of Inequality." Black, D.A., Kolesnikova, N. and Taylor, L.J., 2014 More
Posted: 8.27.2014 9:58AM
"Welfare Reform and Children's Early Cognitive Development." Chyi, H., Ozturk, O.D. and Zhang, W. , 2014 More
Posted: 8.22.2014 9:46AM
"Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions." Casalino, L.P., Pesko, M.F., Ryan, A.M., Mendelsohn, J.L., Copeland, K.R., Ramsay. P.P., Sun, X., Rittenhouse, D.R. and Shortell, S.M., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 8.19.2014 9:16AM
"A Digital Network Approach to Infer Sex Behavior in Emerging HIV Epidemics." Kapur, A., Schneider, J.A., Heard, D., Mukherjee, S., Schumm, P., Oruganti, G. and Laumann, E.O., 2014 More
Posted: 8.8.2014 11:22AM
"A New HIV Prevention Network Approach: Sociometric Peer Change Agent Selection." Schneider, J.A., Zhou, A.N. and Laumann, E.O., 2014 More
Posted: 8.8.2014 11:20AM
"New Evidence about Language and Cognitive Development Based on a Longitudinal Study: Hypotheses for Intervention." Goldin-Meadow, S., Levine, S.C., Hedges, L.V., Huttenlocher, J., Raudenbush, S.W. and Small, S.L., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 8.7.2014 10:30AM
"Analysis and Meta-Analysis of Single-Case Designs with a Standardized Mean Difference Statistic: A Primer and Applications." Shadish, W.R., Hedges, L.V. and Pustejovsky, J.E., 2014 More
Posted: 8.7.2014 10:27AM
"A D-Statistic for Single-Case Designs That Is Equivalent to the Usual Between-Groups D-Statistic." Shadish, W.R., Hedges, L.V., Pustejovsky, J.E., Boyajian, J.G., Sullivan, K.J., Andrade, A. and Barrientos, J.L., 2014 More
Posted: 8.7.2014 10:25AM

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NORC’s Tom W. Smith Joins Sociological Research Association

On August 17, NORC Senior Fellow Tom W. Smith was elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA). Founded in 1936, the SRA is an honor society consisting of over 400 leading sociological scholars. Smith was chosen to be a member for his years of exemplary survey and societal research, along with his survey methodology expertise. To learn more about Smith and his work, visit his Expert biography here.

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NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in these and other research topics:

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Energy 1/14

Energy policy and issues require solutions that cannot be determined without careful research and analysis. NORC's approach to energy is innovative, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections of policy questions in the security, energy, and environmental spheres to provide data and analysis to support informed decision making. Read more

Human Development 2/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Human Development.​​​​ Read more

Children and Youth 3/14

​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? NORC’s comprehensive expertise and multi-disciplinary approach is helping to find the answers that enable children and youth reach their full potential. Read more

Economics 4/14

The fallout of recent financial crises may be with us long after the global economy starts to recover. NORC helps organizations respond with some of the most frequently cited and richest sources of data: the General Social Science Survey, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. Read more

Poverty 5/14

​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? How is poverty tied to race, gender, and even neighborhood or family culture? NORC’s expertise in poverty research sheds light on the individual and systemic issues linked to poverty. Read more

Criminal Justice 6/14

It’s one of society’s most costly institutions, but are efforts to reform the justice system effective, cost efficient, and improving our safety?  NORC’s interdisciplinary expertise illuminates multiple perspectives within the legal and justice systems on the impact of reform efforts and diverse topics such as victimization in middle school dating, prison violence, drug markets, and resources for prosecutors and law enforcement.  Read more

Health 7/14

Drawing on 70 years of healthcare, public health and mental health research, NORC has developed effective, innovative ways to conduct research in this rapidly changing, technology-intensive field. Our interdisciplinary team provides data and analysis to help find solutions to tough issues such as healthcare cost, access, and quality. Read more

Special Populations 8/14

The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. NORC’s expertise helps evaluate the programs aimed at improving the circumstances of these groups. Read more

International Development 9/14

Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia.  NORC’s international team works on projects that span the globe, providing technical assistance, fielding surveys, and helping to evaluate whether development and assistance programs have a positive, long-term impact and serve aid recipients efficiently and effectively. Read more

Substance Use 10/14

Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs.   Read more

Security 11/14

Security has traditionally been viewed through the lens of national defense, but world events over the last decade have expanded the public perception of security to include issues of community resiliency that go beyond physical defense and are intertwined with issues of energy and environment.  NORC brings together energy, security and environmental expertise to enrich work on complex, vital security projects. Read more

Education 12/14

From the first GI bill to the No Child Left Behind law, NORC has played a critical role in educational research and understanding what nurtures academic achievement. Collaborative relationships and data collection expertise build knowledge about students ranging from pre-schoolers to doctoral program graduates. Read more

Environment 13/14

Reconciling our standard of living and booming demand for growth with the scarcity of resources and pollution emissions is one of the most difficult and urgent challenges of our time. NORC’s dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies brings together experts in energy, public health, security, and environment to address a broad spectrum of issues with implications for national security, the economy, and public health. Read more

Sustainability 14/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Sustainability.
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