After using this module, students will gain skills in:_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
Employing control variables _x000D_
Forming testable hypotheses using quantitative data_x000D_
Quantitative writing Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages_x000D_
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts
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.
This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and 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!