Exploring Society By The Numbers
This activity provides a look at women's education and the gender gap in education over time.
In this exercise, students respond to some of the survey questions used in Elder and Congers study. A data set is then compiled by the instructor. Students then take on the role as researchers and use their own class data for hypothesis formulation and testing. Student devise original hypotheses using their choice of variables from the data set. The instructor then runs the appropriate test for their hypothesis, and provides students with results (most often crosstabulation tables or reports of means) for final analysis.
With this assignment, students will learn to create and interpret bivariate and univariate tables to look at race and earnings.
Students will use cross-tabulations and graphs to explore the differences in earnings based on gender. In doing so, they will build basic data analysis skills like forming hypotheses and using control variables.
Students will form hypotheses and analyze data to explore the how of age, race, and family size impact children in poverty in the United States.
In the first part of this exercise, students will use the elaboration model to analyze the census data from the SSDAN website. To carry out this study, whey will follow the basic procedures in social research and apply the concepts and techniques that have been discussed in class.
This module examines the frequency of disability in the ACS and looks at the rates of marriage between those with and without disabilities.
In this paper assignment, students will write a paper in the format of a scholarly journal article in which you compare data on four school districts and the state as a whole and connect your findings to theoretical arguments in the sociology of education and stratification. The assignment is designed to help students develop their skills in using and writing about empirical data.
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Census data and data from the American Community Survey are used to examine older adults' employment patterns over four decades, the percentage of older adults who have no health problems limiting their ability to work, and trends in employment status for both younger and older adults. Students must prepare a written report interpreting and integrating their results, and then apply the quantitative information by making recommendations to a business and a non-profit agency.
"Everyday we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. Although we may not consciously think about it, these routines may be influenced by a variety of factors. What factors might make some individuals more afraid than others"
This assignment will require you to locate three tables on-line (detailed directions are provided), print them out, interpret the data in the tables, and answer several questions on what you have learned from the tables.
Using data from CensusScope and the Population Reference Bureau students will explore trends in segregation and hyper-segegation. They will investigate the multiracial census category and the distribution of multiracial individuals across the nation.
For this assignment, students will pretend to be a social researcher hired by the developers of Luxury Lane, a high end shopping plaza featuring gourmet cuisine, custom furniture, designer clothing, and expensive artwork.
This module is used in an online Criminology Course. The students have read their textbook discussing social disorganization theory and in this data analysis exercise will have the opportunity to test this theory with data obtained from the Census Bureau.
Examining the Impact of Immigration on the Ethnic, Racial, and Age Structures of the U.S. and of High Immigration States
In this module, students will explore the relationship between immigration status and age in the United States.
Spatial Variation in Immigrant and Minority Incorporation: Are There Advantages to being a Racial or Ethnic Minority in a Low or Moderate Immigration state?
In this module, students will explore trends in education and occupational attainment among minority groups.
How do socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants vary according to location and race in the New York City Metropolitan Area?
In this module, students will explore urban residential choice across different populations in New York.