Sociology & Political Science Quantitative Research Laboratory

SOCQRL supports the teaching of quantitative research skills and provides statistical software including SAS, SPSS, STATA, EXCEL and MICROCASE.

Dozens of data sets used in courses and for student research are available including the complete set of General Social Surveys and locally produced surveys of the Chicago Collar Counties.   

SOCQRL was founded in Feb. 1996 by Prof. Charles Cappell with partial support provided by the National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education,through grant DUE-9551910 and matching funds from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University.