Creation Year Grade Level Subjects Year of Most Recent Data
Differences in Social Class Status and Poverty Levels among Older Adults in the United States Updated
Patricia P. Lynott, Ithaca College

This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course that could also be used in a gerontology course. The exercise was presented as a way for students to examine poverty trends among different demographic groups._x000D_
 

Exploring Educational Attainment of U.S. Native-born and Foreign-born
Elhum Haghighat-Sordellini, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a Sociology of Education class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at demographic information and educational attainment in the United States.

Residential Mobility and Migration
Kyle Crowder, Western Washington University

This activity is used in an Introduction to Populations Issues class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at education, marital status, age and race to explore migration trends in the United States.

Population Structures and Cohorts
Kyle Crowder, Western Washington University

This activity is used in a Populations Problems class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at population in the in the 1990s and the labor force and educational attainment over time in the United States.

Social Inequality: Computer Exercise
Raymond D'Angelo, St. Joseph's College

This activity is used in an Introduction to Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at inequality in the United States.

Gender, Education, Family, Poverty and Race
Heather Fitz Gibbon, College of Wooster

This activity is used in a General Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at factors that affect income and poverty in the United States over time.

Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Qualitative Data Experience
Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University

This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will evaluate and analyze hypotheses using qualitative data they collect through an interview process.

Social Stratification Part 1
Brent Marshall, University of Central Florida

This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course that focuses on race and ethnicity. In this particular exercise, students complete a brief exercise in order to become acquainted with WebCHIP in order to complete the more lengthy Part II of the Social Stratification/Race and Ethnicity activity.

College Upper (15-16)
An Analysis of Earnings
Jeffrey Lasbrook, SUNY Brockport

This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the concepts of social class, wealth, and power by examining historical and contemporary data on financial resources. This is Part II of Jeffrey Lashbrook’s exercise, continuing off of “Current and Historic Patterns in the Distribution of Income.

Utilizing ACS and Census Data to examine “Art Cities” and Florida’s “Creative Class”
Amy Foerster, afoerster@pace.edu, Pace University

Early in the semester students were introduced to the idea that the arts, arts tourism and arts-related jobs are intrinsic to the economies of many major cities. Readings for this module included Richard Florida’s “Cities and the Creative Class,” Lawton, Murphy and Redmond’s “Residential Preferences of the Creative Class,” and segments of David Halle and Elisabeth Tiso’s New York’s New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line and Urban Megaprojects on New York’s Far West Side as well as Elizabeth Currid’s The Warhol Economy: How Fashion Art and Music Drive New York City. Classroom activities (lectures, exercises, discussion) for this module focused on introducing the concept of the “creative class,” examining how the term is defined, operationalized and measured by Florida, and why it has been critiqued as both an analytical category and as an engine of urban economic growth. (Related discussion topics included gentrification, job growth, and economic development.) Prior to assignment submission, instructors conducted an in-class workshop on how to read the data tables, and, perhaps more challengingly, in which students were asked to “tell a story” about American cities by using only the data presented in the tables.

Sociology
Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990: Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Tables
Barbara E. Johnson, barbj@usca.edu, University of South Carolina Aiken

This lab exercise designed for lower level undergraduates can be used in many sociology classes, most notably Introductory sociology, Social problems, Sociology of the Family, Basic Statistics and/or Research Methods. The exercise was created for an hour and fifteen minute lab period. Students must have access to the internet and should have a basic understanding of simple methodological concepts. The exercise can be completed once the chapter on methods in an Introductory textbook has been completed. The time needed for the module can be adapted be eliminating sections. The exercises build on each other, so it is possible to only do 1-3 or divide across several class sessions.

Poverty Status, Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Disability among the Elderly
Kathleen Abrahamson, PhD, RN, kathleen.abrahamson@wku.edu, Western Kentucky University, Public Health

This module is designed for use in a undergraduate college classroom. Basic computer skills are necessary, however students of all levels can succeed with instructor guidance. This activity could be used either as a self-directed student activity or as a supplement to classroom lecture material.

Social Inequality: Research Paper
Raymond D'Angelo, St. Joseph's College

This activity is used in an Introduction to Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at inequality and race/ethnicity in the United States.

Trends in Marriage Behavior
Amy Guptill, SUNY-Brockport

This activity is used in an Introductory Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at marriage trends and age in the United States over time.

Investigating the Effects of Race and Gender on Earnings in the United States
Jill Bouma, Berea College

This activity is used in a Problems in American Institutions class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity and gender on earnings in the United States.

2016
Occupational Sex Segregation and Earnings Differences
Jill Bouma, Berea College

This activity is used in a Gender and Sex Roles class for undergraduate students. This activity explores gender and earnings differences in the United States

Cohabitation and Divorce
Richard Bulcroft, Western Washington University

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of household/family and marriage, divorce, cohabitation and childbearing in the United States.

Using Census Data to Explore Race and Ethnicity
Sandra Apgar, Sinclair Community College

This activity is used in an introductory sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race and ethnicity in Ohio.

Gender, Martial Status, and Earnings
Kristin Anderson, Western Washington University

This activity is used in a Gender and Society class for undergraduate students. This activity includes the topics of income, poverty and gender, includes an investigation of historical patterns of the interaction between gender and income.

Race and Ethnic Inequality
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity, gender and income to look at patterns of inequality among education, occupation and earning between different groups.

Marriage and Divorce
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity, gender and income to look at marital and divorce patterns in the United States.

Poverty
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores the topic of poverty and how income interacts with race/ethnicity and family type in the United States.

Women's Education
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of gender and education to look at the gender gap in the United States.

2010
Introduction to Rural America
Meredith Redlin, South Dakota State University

This exercise was designed for a sociology course and focuses on rural youth in the United States. Students will complete an exercise of simplified recreation of study data and then take on the role as researchers and use their own class data for hypothesis formulation and testing. The data is compiled by the instructor and crosstabulations are run for each variable. Student then devise original hypotheses and analyze the data using their choice of variables from the data set.

Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Creating Bivariate and Univariate Tables
Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University

This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will look at race/ethinicity, income and earnings in the United States.

Investigating Differences in Earnings Based on Gender
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

This exercise, designed for a sociology class and loooks at gender income disparities in the United States.

Investigating Children in Poverty
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

Students in this sociology class will evaluate and analyze if age, race, and/or family size affect children in poverty in the United States.

The Census Project
Rongjun Sun, Cleveland State University

This exercise for a Social Demography class utilizes DataCounts! census data to analyze a problem of interest.

Marital Status, College Graduation, and Disability Among Working-Age Adults
Adrianne Frech, University of Akron
School District Comparison Paper
Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Rhode Island College
Introduction to U.S. Census Data Updated
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Productive Aging: Examining Trends in Health and Employment Status by Age Updated
Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda, Miami Univeristy, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

This assignment is used in a junior-level undergraduate course on the sociology of aging. The class size is approximately 30 students. Students are allowed to work individually or in small teams to complete the project. The instructor illustrates the website and practices accessing, using, and interpreting results with the students during class. After covering the related course material, the assignment is then distributed to students and they have three weeks to complete the project. The biggest challenge the students face is correctly choosing which way to percentage their cross-tabs. Additional time discussing this issue during class is advisable.

Using the General Social Survey to Investigate Social Relationships
Rongjun Sun, Cleveland State University

This exercise for a Social Demography class utilizes General Social Survey data to analyze a problem of interest.

Race, Inequality and Community Contexts
Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College

In this exercise designed for an introductory sociology course. Students will examine social inequality at the community level, looking at income distributions in the U.S. and in different places within the U.S., as well as the ways in which ethnic groups are segregated by geographic area.

2000
Fear of Crime
Jana Jasinski, University of Central Florida

This activity is used in a Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity teaches students about race, gender and violence in the United States.

Integrating Data Into the Curriculum: Learning to Read Tables
Barbara Risman, North Carolina State University

This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will look at race/ethinicity, family type and income in the United States.

Investigating Exploring Race and Ethnicity Using Census 2000 Data
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

Students in this sociology class will explore concepts of multiracial populations and levels of segregation in this exercise.

Census Data and Luxury Lane
Marnie Rodriguez, Cleveland State University

This exercise was designed for a race, class, and gender course. In this exercise, students will play the role of a social researcher hired by business developers. The student will have to utilize income and education data to inform the “developers” whether there will be adequate demand for the goods.

Using Existing Statistics to Test Social Disorganization Theory
Jana Jasinski, University of Central Florida

 This activity is used in a Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity_x000D_
uses Census data to look at the correlation between marriage, crime and_x000D_
welfare services.

Examining the Impact of Immigration on the Ethnic, Racial, and Age Structures of the U.S. and of High Immigration States
Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on the 1965 Immigration Reform Act on the population structure 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?
Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education and occupation among different race/ethnicity groups in specified states.

How do socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants vary according to location and race in the New York City Metropolitan Area?
Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education, occupation, race, nativity and earnings in New York.

Race and Poverty in the United States
Susanne Morgan, Ithaca College

This exercise was developed for use in a introductory sociology course. Students will use data to look at racial groups and income/poverty in the United States._x000D_
 

Poverty and Young Adults
Joan Morris, University of Central Florida

This exercise was developed for use in a general sociology course. Students will hypothesize about relationships between race, education, geographic area, and poverty and analyze data sets to determine draw conclusions about variable relationships.

The Value of an Education
Susanne Morgan, Ithaca College

This exercise was developed for use in a lower-level sociology course. Students will complete an exercise that involves individual guesses, group consensus, and then demonstration of census data to understand the relationship between education level and income.

Race and Changing Household Structure
Jay Teachman, Western Washington University

Students in this introductory demography course will use this activity to discuss cross-cultural variations in household structure, as well as changes across time in household structure in the United States.

Data Analysis of Socio-Economic Status
James A. Vela-McConnell, Augsburg College

In this exercise designed for a Race, Class and Gender course. Students will examine the effect of gender and race on social class in the United States.

Florida Cities and Metro Areas
Jim Wright, University of Central Florida

This exercise for an Urban Sociology course provides a look at demographics in Florida Metropolitian Area.

The Death Penalty
James Chriss, Cleveland State University

This activity is used in Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores a variety of topics that predict attitudes toward the death penalty in the United States.

U.S. Housing Patterns, Living Arrangements, and Life Chances
Diane Kayongo-Male, South Dakota State University

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the concept of “life chances” in relation to achieving one of the components of the American Dream: housing.

Gender Inequality in the United States
Jeffrey Lashbrook, SUNY- Brockport

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to explore the impact of gender on the earnings of full-time workers in general and within a specific occupation.

White/ Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities
Steven Lilley, North Carolina State University

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory population course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit on race and ethnicity, and focuses on the dissimilarity index.

The Explosion of Teenage Motherhood: Myth or Reality
Elizabeth Jordan, Kalamazoo College

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory psychology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit on research methodology and statistics, and looks at marriage and childbearing in the United States.

Disability: Equality/Inequality (Original)
Robert T. Hall, West Virginia State College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at disabilities and inequalities in the United States.

"Ain't I a Woman?” Motherhood and Status Deprivation
Willie Melton, Michigan Technological University

This exercise is designed for an upper-level society or women’s studies course. The exercise would seem to work best with readings or discussions of gender, family structure, social stratification and life chances.

College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16),College Upper (15-16)Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification,Social Stratification
Introducing ACS Data to Veterans Studies students
Jim Craig, University of Missouri-St. Louis
College Lower (13-14)
Using a Conceptual Model to Guide Secondary Data Analysis–Gelberg-Andersen’s Behavioral Model and Access to Care
Aliya Kuerban PhD FNP RN_x000D_ Molloy University

This exercise is aimed at higher college levels and beyond. Students should have a fundamental understanding of the nature of dependent, independent, and control variables. Students majoring in health-related and social science disciplines can benefit from this assignment. The results of the study can be tailored as a policy-informing report.

Productive Aging: Examining Trends in Health and Employment Status by Age
Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda, Miami University, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

This assignment is used in a junior-level undergraduate course on the sociology of aging. The class size is approximately 30 students. Students are allowed to work individually or in small teams to complete the project. The instructor illustrates the website and practices accessing, using, and interpreting results with the students during class. After covering the related course material, the assignment is then distributed to students and they have three weeks to complete the project. The biggest challenge the students face is correctly choosing which way to percentage their cross-tabs. Additional time discussing this issue during class is advisable.

Aging
Place and Age: Examining the Population Structure by Age and Gender across the U.S. for Health Services Planning due to COVID-19
Andy Sharma, PhD MS MA_x000D_ Northwestern University

This assignment is suitable for courses in demography, economics, public_x000D_
health, public policy, and sociology._x000D_
Students must integrate table results from the module into a report which_x000D_
addresses (1) the aging of the U.S. population, (2) how the population_x000D_
structure varies by gender, (3) the older adult population size and structure_x000D_
for the two or three selected cities or counties in the Midwest, and (4) how_x000D_
this information can be useful for health planning. For (4), students will_x000D_
need to utilize library sources to obtain peer-reviewed articles which expand_x000D_
upon the COVID-19 research article from this exercise.

Understanding Housing Patterns in the United States (Original)
Robert Freymeyer, rhfreym@presby.edu, Presbyterian College

This exercise was developed for an upper-level course in urban sociology, although it could also be used in courses in urban studies or urban planning. The exercise is designed to be assigned after discussion of topics such as community, neighboring, social networks, and density. Students are required to relate their findings from their data analysis to other concepts discussed in the course. The exercise has several parts, which could be assigned separately. It guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software and data found at DataCounts!

Navigating CensusScope
Charles Combs, Sinclair Community College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at the different aspects of CensusScope.

Research Fundamentals
Charles Combs, Sinclair Community College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity helps students learn about research/data manipulation vocabulary and teaches students about research fundamentals.

Do Blacks Earn Less Than Whites and Why?
Jeffrey Leiter, jeff_leiter@ncsu.edu, North Carolina State University

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. It focuses on income and poverty between race/ethinic groups in the United States.

Fertility and Family Planning
Wendy D. Manning, Bowling Green State University

This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course. In this exercise, students will work in groups of 2-3 to analyze data of 1 of 16 issues relating to fertility and demographic trends.

Attitudes Towards Premarital Sex
Tracy Dietz, University of Central Florida

This activity is used in a General Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks attitudes towards premarital sex in the U.S. by race, sex, age, political party and education.

How Good Was Your School District?
Suzanne R. Goodney-Lea, University of Michigan-Flint

This activity is used in a Research Methods class for undergraduate students. This activity uses data to evaluate and compare school district performance.

Race and Ethnic Diversity Among US Families
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity in families in the United States.

Current and Historic Patterns in the Distribution of Income
Jeffrey Lashbrook, SUNY Brockport

This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the concepts of social class, wealth, and power by examining historical and contemporary data on financial resources, income and poverty.

College Upper (15-16)
Family Change 1950 to 1990
Chris Carlson, Cornell College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of households/family, race/ethnicity, and childbearing to look at family change over time in the United States.

Families in Social Context: Marriage and Divorce
Chris Carlson, Cornell College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of marriage and divorce to look at family change over time in the United States.

Income Differences
Tony Catanese, DePauw College

This activity is used in An Economics of Income Differences class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of income/poverty, occupation and race/gender to look the relationship between education and earnings over time in the United States.

Education in America
Nancy Davis, DePauw University

This activity is used in an Introduction to Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at education, earnings/income, race/ethnicity and gender over time in the United States.

Employment
Correlates of Desistance
Jason Ford, University of Central Florida

This activity is used in a Criminology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks as trends in marital status and occupation over time in the United States.

College Lower (13-14)
Community Resource Planning
Sandra Apgar, Sinclair Community College

This activity is used in an introductory sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race and ethnicity in Ohio.

Segregation
Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990
Jim Jones, Mississippi State University

This module is used in a large (~200 students) introductory course at Mississippi State University. A rubric is included (see PowerPoint file or ‘Part 2’), which allows graduate teaching assistants to assist with grading the assignments. This module has been modified in the past for use in a smaller class without assistants.

Predictors of Family Structure
Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Education and Children in the United States
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

This exercise was designed for a sociology course. In this, the student explores high-school drop out rates and compares the data between national rates and those in Ohio.

Employment
Understanding the Scope of Inequality (Original)
Fareeda McClinton Griffith, Dennison University

The module is feasible in a lecture setting for undergraduates of any class size.

Immigration in the US
Kyle Crowder, Western Washington University

This activity is used in a Race and Ethnic Relations class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at immigration and migration in the United States.

Exploring Appalachian Poverty in Ohio
Kathy Rowell, Sinclair Community College

Students in this sociology class will role play as members of the governor’s office to inform the Governor of many of the problems facing children in the United States and the State of Ohio. Data analysis pertaining to hunger, poverty, crime, health, and education are included as multiple resources for data, in addition to KidsCount, are used._x000D_

College Lower (13-14)
Occupational Sex Segregation
Theodore Fuller, Virginia Tech

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks as gender and occupation over time in the United States.

Changes in Families and Households: 1950-2000
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of households and families in the United States.

Education and Earnings: Does Education Pay?
Jill Bouma, Berea College

This activity is used in a Problems in American Institutions class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of education, gender and race in the United States.

Diversity in Family and Household Patterns
Richard Bulcroft, Western Washington University

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of marriage, divorce, cohabitation, race/ethnicity, and income and poverty to look at diversity family trends over in the United States.

Principles of Sociology
Theresa Ciabattari, Wake Forest University

This activity is used in Principles of Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at the labor force and factors that affect occupation over time in the United States on a state-by-state basis.

Preparing Community Profiles
Charles Combs, Sinclair Community College

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at the various factors including social, economic and demographic thatgo into fashioning a community profile.

Putting Census Data to Work
Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University

This exercise was developed for use in an lower-level sociology course that focuses on demographics. For this exercise, students will play the role of consultants and policymakers as they examine datasets pertaining to geography and income level. There are three different versions of this module, each with a different scenario.

Does Social Inequality Make Us Sick?
Jennifer Montez
Data Journalism: Using Census Data in Stories
Christine McKenna
Changing Family Forms in the US from 1970-2010
Sandra M. Florian, University of Southern California
Quantitative Reasoning Module on Social Stratification
Maria Aysa-Lastra
Introduction to the Demography of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Kimberly R. Huyser
Poverty Status in the United States Among Non-Institutionalized Older Adults
Tariqah A. Nuriddin, Howard University, Assistant Professor of Sociology

The current data module is intended as a handout for an undergraduate in-class group activity which lasts approximately 35-45 minutes. It is primarily designed for freshman and sophomore students taking Introduction to Sociology who are often novice researchers. The project will be most beneficial to utilize after a discussion of Sociological theory and methods. It also ties into other key concepts such as social inequality and stratification, economics, politics, and the familiy.

The Social Structures of Cities
Jim Wright, University of Central Florida

This exercise for an Urban Sociology course provides a look at population data in the United States and how geographic demographics have changed over time.

Poverty Status, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Disability among the Elderly Updated
Kathleen Abrahamson, PhD, RN, Western Kentucky University, Department of Public Health

This module is designed for use in a undergraduate college classroom. Basic computer skills are necessary, however students of all levels can succeed with instructor guidance. This activity could be used either as a self-directed student activity or as a supplement to classroom lecture material.

Quantitative Data Analysis
James A. Vela-McConnell, Augsburg College

In this exercise designed a for Race, Class and Gender course, students will look at how the relationship between education, family and earnings over time in the United States.

Income Inequality in the United States
Tim Thorton, SUNY Brockport

In this exercise designed for an introductory sociology course, students will use WebCHIP and data analysis to assess whether there are income discrepancies related to race and gender.

Marital Trends
Charles Combs, Sinclair Community College 

This activity is used in a Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at martial status, age, race/ethnicity in the United States.

Who are the Poor?
Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University

This exercise was developed for use in an lower-level sociology course that focuses on demographics, income and poverty across households in the United States.

2010
Poverty in the United States
Joan Spade, SUNY-Brockport

This exercise for a Social Problems class and examines the relationship between income and poverty.

Poverty in the United States Updated
Joan Spade, SUNY-Brockport

This exercise for a Social Problems class and examines the relationship between income and poverty.

Introduction to U.S. Census Data
Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Social Structure-Personality: What is the relationship between social class and child-rearing values?
Jeffrey Lashbrook, SUNY Brockport

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the relationship between social class and child-rearing values. Students will analyze the relationship between two variables and fill out a table, and answer optional questions to assess their critical thinking skills.

Trends of Educational Attainment from 1950 to 2008
Dr. Hyeyoung Woo, hyeyoung@pdx.edu, Portland State
2010,2010,2010,2010,2010,2010,2010,2010
Women and Household Structures
Donald Arwood, South Dakota State University

This activity is used in an Population Problems sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of households/families and income/poverty to look at family trends over time.

2008,2008,2008,2008,2008,2008,2008,2008
Understanding Housing Patterns in the United States (Updated)
SSDAN

This exercise was developed for an upper-level course in urban sociology, although it could also be used in courses in urban studies or urban planning. The exercise is designed to be assigned after discussion of topics such as community, neighboring, social networks, and density. Students are required to relate their findings from their data analysis to other concepts discussed in the course. The exercise has several parts, which could be assigned separately. It guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software and data found at DataCounts!

Social Structure, Race/Ethnicity and Homicide (Updated)
SSDAN

This activity is used in a Criminology/Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at a variety of factors to determine if there are differences in these variables between Blacks, Whites and Latinos that would provide possible explanations for the higher murder rates for Blacks and Latinos in the United States.

2000,2000,2000,2000,2000,2000,2000,2000
Residential settlement patterns by race and ethnicity
Alan Grigsby, grigsbav@mail.uc.edu, University of Cincinnati, Sociology
2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016
Give Racism a Chance
Sharilyn Owens, sowens@forsythtech.edu, Forsyth Tech, Mathematics
2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016,2016
Introducing ACS Data to Marriage and Family Students
Mohammed Shahidullah, mshah1@uis.edu, University of Illinois
2015,2015,2015,2015,2015,2015,2015,2015
Analysis of Disability for Non-institutionalized Older Adults by Age and Race
Andy Sharma, andy.sharma@northwestern.edu, Northwestern University

This assignment is suitable for courses in demography, health economics, and public health. The class size is approximately 20 students. Students work individually on all portions of the assignment. Students must integrate descriptive results from the module into a short policy report which addresses (1) why disability is important from a population health perspective, (2) how disability rates vary by age, (3) how disability rates differ across race, and (4) how this information is useful for policy. For (4), students will need to utilize library sources to obtain peer-reviewed articles which expand upon disability, population health, and policy.

Secondary Data Analysis of the Computer and Internet Use in the Households in Puerto Rico in 2014
Vivianna Margarita De Jesus Monge, University of Puerto Rico
2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014
Racial and Ethnic Composition of an Urban ZCTA and Census Tracts
Elaina Johns-Wolfe, University of Cincinnati

This data analysis module was created for use in an upper-level undergraduate urban sociology course. The exercise is presented as part of a unit on racial and economic residential segregation to understand the relationship between the two, and broad patterns across an urban context. It is an introduction to data analysis, so students do not need to have a statistics or methods prerequisite.

2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014,2014
Education and Income in Rhode Island: Important Considerations
Tanni Chaudhurri, tchaudhuri@ric.edu, Rhode Island College

This module was developed in a Research methods class at Rhode Island College. The 400 level class can be considered one of the capstone requirement for Sociology and Justice Studies majors after they have enrolled in Research Methods I. Typically the class is capped at 24. Rhode Island College is a masters granting academic institution where many of the social science majors come with different levels of quantitative competency. Classes during a typical semester meet twice a week for 1 hour 50 minute in a computer lab with SPSS._x000D_
Students work on a lab assignment weekly. For the weekly lab assignments, the students could work in a group of two. Students typically work on the assignment in class using SPSS, and copy paste their findings to a word document. They collaborate outside of class through emails to fine tune data interpretation, and turn in their assignments online end of the week. Furthermore, students also work on a research project using the same data and in the process, accomplish much of the findings and analysis through the lab assignments.

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Understanding the Scope of Inequality (Updated)
SSDAN

The module is feasible in a lecture setting for undergraduates of any class size.

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Investigating the Effect of Race, Sex, Age, and Poverty Level on Disability in the US
Jill Bouma, boumaj@berea.edu, Berea College

This exercise is aimed for all college levels and does not assume any prior experience working with data.  It is taught in a Sociology of Health class as a vehicle for better understanding disability. It is a lengthy exercise, taking four days, but could be adjusted to be shorter.

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Multiple Forms of Oppression and Privilege
Lisa Miller, millerlr@eckerd.edu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Eckerd College, Sociology

This exercise was developed for a 200-level course on the sociology of gender, although it can also be used in introductory sociology, race/class/gender, and stratification courses. Ideally, this module would be assigned after the instructor has introduced the concept of intersectionality and/or to help students understand the intersection of gender and race._x000D_
This exercise is designed to help students understand the gender wage gap in America. In addition, the exercise is intended to help students better understand the concept of intersectionality, specifically the idea that it is not sufficient to solely look at one facet of identity when attempting to understand experiences with social life. Here, students see that racial minority women experience multiple forms of oppression (i.e., sexism and racism) that result in them receiving lower pay than white women. Simultaneously, this module pushes students to understand that there are racial differences in men’s experiences in the workplace, as well. In addition, the exercise is designed to help students consider how the intersection of two privileged categories (being white and male) shapes a social outcome, such as earnings.

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Incorporation/Assimilation of Immigrants in the United States
Sevsem Cicek-Okay, University of Cincinnati, Sociology

This module is for use in undergraduate sociology of immigration courses. This exercise can be used in conjunction with a unit on assimilation theories as it aims to test the basic tenets of assimilation theories when applied to the largest immigrants groups in the United States

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Neighborhood Statistical Snapshot
Satenik Margaryan

This is one of the components of the semester-long Data Analysis Research (DARE) Project: the students in this course participate in a CUNY-wide initiative funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to improve students’ quantitative reasoning skills. The students complete a multi-step research project on crime and safety in their neighborhoods.

Creating and Interpreting Contingency Tables
Meredith Gilbertson, Bowling Green State University

This activity is used in an introductory statistics class that is required for sociology majors. This activity looks at demographic information and child poverty in the United States.

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