Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Analyzing Inequalities, First Edition, by Catherine Harnois. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Analyzing Inequalities: An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey is a practical resource for helping students connect sociological issues with real-world data in the context of their first undergraduate sociology courses.  This worktext introduces readers  to the GSS, one of the most widely analyzed surveys in the U.S.; examines a range of GSS questions related to social inequalities; and demonstrates basic techniques for analyzing this data online.  No special software is required–the exercises can be completed using the Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) website at the University of California-Berkeley which is easy to navigate and master.  Students will come away with a better understanding of social science research, and will be better positioned to ask and answer the sociological questions that most interest them.


We gratefully acknowledge Catherine Harnois for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.