As we are all putting the finishing touches on our syllabi and moodle shells for Spring 2015, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite resources for lecture materials, handouts for discussion, interactives and visualizations of data with charts and graphs. Pew Research is considered valid and reliable and I have seen it cited by The New York Times and CBS News. I always manage to find up-to-date information for my classes.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Their many projects include:
- Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
- Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
- Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
- Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
- Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project
- Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
- Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends
You can also subscribe to their extensive selection of email newsletters at http://www.pewresearch.org/follow-us/.
I would like to hear from other members of the faculty about resources they find useful.
(This post was originally posted to the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education Faculty Moodle Portal.)