Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
Forming testable hypotheses using quantitative data_x000D_
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages_x000D_
Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs_x000D_
Identifying population trends over time_x000D_
Translating data findings to inform decision making_x000D_
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts_x000D_
Use Census data to understand how the labor force, earnings, race/ethnicity, age and gender interact to discover different trends in the educational attainment over time.
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.
Visit DataCounts! for assessment tools:http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html
This activity uses ten customized datasets on the DataCounts! website; 13 made from the 1990 Census and three made from combining census information from 1950-1990. It guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts!
Original Archive Modules:http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/davis_education_index.sht…