2016

Introducing ACS Data to Marriage and Family Students

Each group will work on the assigned project from below based on data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) and answer six questions given questions section. Each group will have its own group discussion board to exchange your ideas and feedback. Live discussion using blaclkboard ultra is desirable but not essential if you participate through your group discussion

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Analysis of Disability for Non-institutionalized Older Adults by Age and Race

In this applied demography and policy lab, students examine how disability varies by age and race for older adults from the 2008 and 2012 American Community Surveys. Students obtain a better understanding of population health by learning about different types of disabilities. Students also write a full policy report with the goal of informing health policy-makers about recent trends

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Secondary Data Analysis of the Computer and Internet Use in the Households in Puerto Rico in 2014

Due to the recent increase of databases that are available in the Internet for the public use, the secondary data analysis is a research method that has become more popular in Puerto Rico. Because of its advantages of realization in less time and with less money, in comparison with other research methods, and possible exemption of revision by

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Racial and Ethnic Composition of an Urban ZCTA and Census Tracts

In this module, students will use 2014 ACS 5-year estimates using CensusReporter.org and SocialExplorer.com to examine racial/ethnic and income residential patterns in an urban zip code tabulation area (ZCTA). Students will learn (1) how to navigate and access data on the websites (2) how to read and talk about tables, charts, and maps, and (3) how to write

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Education and Income in Rhode Island: Important Considerations

American Community Survey is a very user friendly teaching resource. Many of the topics which are embedded in it from immigration to income, fertility and labor force participation are extremely important for students. If the data can be narrowed to the state where the course is offered, it becomes a relevant and an engaging experience for undergraduates. For this

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