Faculty Profiles

James A. DavisJames A. Davis

Visiting Professor
B.S. Northwestern University, 1950
M.S. University of Wisconsin, 1952
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1955

Office: Social Sciences 320
Email: davisj@norcmail.uchicago.edu

James A. Davis is interested in studying change with the NORC General Social Survey, national differences with the ISSP, simple methods of survey analysis and fomenting quantitative thinking in the undergraduate sociology curriculum.

Research Interests

Methods and Models

Selected Publications

"Did Growing Up in the 1960 .s Leave a Permanent Mark on Attitudes and Values? Evidence from the GSS," in Public Opinion Quarterly 68: 161-183, 2003

"Testing the Demographic Explanation of Attitude Trends: Secular Trends in Attitudes Among U.S. Householders, 1972-1996," in Social Science Research 30: 363-385, 2001

"The GSS Capturing American Attitude Change." in The Public Perspective, February-March: 31-34, 1997

"What's Wrong with Sociology." Sociological Forum 9: 179-97, 1994.

The NORC General Social Survey. Sage, 1992. (With Tom Smith.)

The Logic of Causal Order. Sage, 1985.

Elementary Survey Analysis. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971.