After using this module, students will gain skills in:_x000D_
Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods_x000D_
Forming testable hypotheses using quantitative data_x000D_
Translating data findings to inform decision making_x000D_
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.
This activity utilizes a recreation of study survey of students in the class to create a unique dataset for students to analyze.