Links and Cats

For those of you who are interested in such things, I’ve included some links to websites and institutions that I like and support.


University of Alberta Population Research Laboratory (PRL) 

The PRL was a social science research center at the University of Alberta that conducted surveys on a wide range of topics for over 50 years. Sadly, they were forced to close due to budget cuts at the university. Their website still shares information on earlier surveys, though. –

University of Alberta Interdisciplinary Committee on Applied Graduate Statistics (ICAGS) 

The Interdisciplinary Committee on Applied Graduate Statistics advances graduate education in quantitative methods used in the social sciences by promoting interdisciplinary cooperation across departments at the University of Alberta. –

A great site with news, resources, and information on inequality from the Institute for Policy Studies –


Working website for the Critical University Studies Research Working Group @ the UofA –

ASA Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility

Research section of the ASA –



A great place for those who appreciate data visualization –

Or for some terrible graphs –

OpenIntro Statistics

My new favorite open source statistics textbook –


A wonderful site for R users at all levels of experience —


Cats supporting the social sciences!
Simon and Caffeine
Simon and Caffeine
Sometimes they like to be formal.
Bowties are good!
Boxes are better!

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