data countsExploring Society By The Numbers


Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity provides a look at women's education and the gender gap in education over time.

Meredith Redlin, South Dakota State University

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.

Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University

With this assignment, students will learn to create and interpret bivariate and univariate tables to look at race and earnings.

Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

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.

Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

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.

Rongjun Sun, Cleveland State University

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.

Adrianne Frech, University of Akron

This module examines the frequency of disability in the ACS and looks at the rates of marriage between those with and without disabilities.

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Rhode Island College

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.

Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.

Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda, Miami Univeristy, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

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.

Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College

Jana Jasinski, University of Central Florida

"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"

Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University

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.

Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

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.

Marnie Rodriguez, Cleveland State University

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.

Jana Jasinski, University of Central Florida

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.

Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

In this module, students will explore the relationship between immigration status and age in the United States.

Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

In this module, students will explore trends in education and occupational attainment among minority groups.

Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

In this module, students will explore urban residential choice across different populations in New York.