Lynette HoelterLynette Hoelter

Director, Instructional Resources
Associate Archivist, ICPSR
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center

Brief Biography

Lynette Hoelter is an associate archivist at ICPSR and a research affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. At ICPSR, she is involved in projects related to quantitative reasoning and statistical literacy, especially within the undergraduate social science curriculum. Lynette is also Principal Investigator of a project to preserve and disseminate data about Gates Millennium Scholar awardees and finalists for use by researchers, policy makers, and administrators. Trained as a sociologist, her research interests include the study of family and relationship processes and best practices for teaching and learning quantitative skills. She has also taught for the departments of sociology and urban and regional planning, the survey methodology program, and ICPSR at the University of Michigan.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Leverso, John, William Bielby, and Lynette F. Hoelter. 2015. Back on the Streets: Maturation and Risk Factors for Recidivism among Serious Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Adolescence, v(41): 67-75. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.02.008.

Bachrach, Christine A., Pamela J. Smock, and Lynette F. Hoelter. 2011. Social Class and the Timing and Context of Childbearing. Pp. 87-110 in Understanding Family Change and Variation: Toward a Theory of Conjunctural Action, Jennifer A. Johnson-Hanks, Christine A. Bachrach, S. Philip Morgan, and Hans-Peter Kohler (Eds). New York: Springer.

Hoelter, Lynette F. 2009. Divorce and Separation. Pp. 100-104 in Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, Deirdre Blanchfield (Ed).

Hoelter, Lynette F., "Teaching/Learning Matters: ASA's Newsletter for the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology." 2009, 38, (1), 6 - 7.

Hoelter, Lynette F., LeClere, Felicia B., Barlow, Rachael E., Pienta, Amy M., McNally, James W. "Using ICPSR resources to teach sociology." Teaching Sociology. 36, (1), 17-25. 2008

Ghimire, Dirgha J., Hoelter, Lynette F. "Land use and first birth timing in an agricultural setting." Population and Environment. 28, 289-320. 2007.

Hoelter, Lynette, William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire. "Social Change, Premarital Non-Family Experiences, and Marital Dynamics." Journal of Marriage and Family, 66 (3): 1131-1151. 2004.


Hoelter, Lynette F. 2017. “But it’s a number so it has to be true!”: An introduction to data literacy, parts 1 & 2. Webinars described and linked in Data Literacy in the Real World: Conversations and Case Studies, Kristin Fontichiaro, Amy Lennex, Jo Angela Oehrli, Tyler Hoff, and Kelly Hovinga (Eds). Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing.

Hoelter, Lynette F. 2016. Introduction to Statistical Literacy. Ch. 1 in Creating Data Literate Students, Kristin Fontichiaro, Jo Angela Oehrli and Amy Lennex (Eds). Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing.

Hoelter, Lynette F., Amy Pienta, and Jared Lyle. 2016. Data Preservation, Secondary Analysis, and Replication: Learning from Existing Data. Ch. 40 in The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Thomas W. Smith, and Yang-chih Fu (Eds.).

Vardigan, Mary, Peter Granda, and Lynette F. Hoelter. 2016. Making Adequate Use of Surveys: Documenting Surveys, Standards, and Tools. Ch. 29 in The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Thomas W. Smith, and Yang-chih Fu (Eds.).

Hoelter, Lynette, Dawn Stauffer. "What Does it Mean to be 'Just Living Together' in the New Millennium? An Overview." In Just Living Together: Implications of Cohabitation on Families, Children, and Social Policy edited by A. Booth and A. Crouter. Pp. 255-271. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2002.

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