Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_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_
To discuss the topic of occupational structure using census data
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.
This activity uses two customized data sets; one made from the 2000 census and another made from census trend data 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_x000D_
information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts!