Social Science Research publishes papers devoted to quantitative social science research and methodology. The journal features articles that illustrate the use of quantitative methods in the empirical solution of substantive problems, and emphasizes those concerned with issues or methods that cut across traditional disciplinary lines. Special attention is given to methods that have been used by only one particular social science discipline, but that may have application to a broader range of areas.
High participation in small church groups has its downside, research shows
Parishioners who participate in small groups within a religious congregation are generally more likely to be civically engaged than their fellow worshipers unless a church has high overall small-group participation, according ...
Researcher says no evidence children of same sex couples negatively impacted
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience 'no difference' on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual ...
Being 'laid off' leads to a decade of distrust
People who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off, according to new research from The University of Manchester.
Study reveals how to encourage men to give to the poor
A new Stanford study offers ideas on how to encourage men to donate money and time to charitable causes.
Portly pastors make up more than a third of American clergy, study finds
More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in ...
The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages
Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase ...
Black Republicans put most faith in US government
Black Republicans trust the United States government more than other political groups, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, ahead of the mid-term U.S. elections to be held on November 4.
Smart teens rub off on teammates: Study shows why extra-curricular activities matter
(Phys.org) —A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.
Congressional rift over environment influences public
American citizens are increasingly divided over the issue of environmental protection and seem to be taking their cue primarily from Congress, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.
Study examines religious affiliation and social class
Younger generations are closing the social class gap between evangelical Protestants and mainline denominations, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist of religion has found.