A hands-on workbook packaged with a CD-ROM of data sets that exposes students to the empirical side of the sociological study of contemporary social problems. From a review in Teaching Sociology of the first edition of Analyzing Contemporary Social Issues, Particular strengths of this new workbook, and the accompanying data sets, are that it is easy to understand and the exercises are interesting and well-planned. The accompanying workbook for instructors is also easy to follow and clearly written. Gregg Carter has done an excellent job with this workbook. The variety of sources he uses as the data base is particularly impressive. Analyzing Contemporary Social Issues is a significant contribution to teaching sociology.Carter, Gregg Lee is the author of 'Analyzing Contemporary Social Issues A Workbook With Student Chip Software' with ISBN 9780205321025 and ISBN 020532102X.