Detroit Arab American Study: Data Preparation
Wayne Baker, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Sarah Howell, UM Program on American Cultures
Amaney Jamal, Department of Political Science, Princeton University
Ann Chih Lin, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Ron Stockton, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Andrew Shryock, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Mark Tessler, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Professor Baker and the research team received funding from CLOSUP's Small Grants Program (FY 2004) for this research project on the Detroit Arab American community.
This award provided funding for data preparation to clean, weight, code open-ended questions, and reconcile the DAAS data with the Detroit Area Study data in order to allow for combined analysis. This data preparation will allow the research team to prepare the following initial studies:
- A community portrait of Arab Americans in the metro Detroit area.
- A paper exploring the overlaps and divergences between the DAAS and the qualitative literature on Arab Detroit.
- A paper comparing levels of confidence in major political, social, and ethnic institutions.
- A paper exploring the "clash of civilizations" in the United States.
- A paper examining the acceptability of restrictions on civil liberties.
- A paper considering transnational attachments as a determinant of similarities between Arabs in the U.S. and the Middle East.
- A paper exploring the relationship between transnational ties and ethnic identification in the U.S.
- A paper exploring the core values of Arab Americans.