Tuesday, November 30, 2010

American Time Use Survey

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
For example - in 2009, employed persons worked an average of 7.5 hours on the days that they worked; they worked longer on weekdays (7.9 hours) than on weekend days (5.0 hours). Eighty-five percent of women and 67 percent of men spent some time doing household activities such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management on a given day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Women Writers Online Database

Women Writers Online is a complete set of digital texts from the Women Writers Project at Brown University. This collection contains works by pre-Victorian women writers including 100 Renaissance texts. Among the types of primary sources included in this collection are: poems, letters, essays, book chapters and plays.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Including statistics in your research paper is a great way to emphasize your position and enhance your research. The US government collects statistics like squirrels collect nuts. They are freely available at http://www.fedstats.gov/

You can also try the Statistics Useful Web Sites