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_
Examine the influence of race and gender on earnings using 2008 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Do women really make less than men? Do people of color actually make less than whites?_x000D_
Compare national, regional and state data. How does Kentucky rank in terms of income inequality compared to national data? How do other states compare to KY and to the nation as a whole?
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.
This activity uses customized data sets made from the 2012-16 American Community Survey at the national and state level. 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!
This exercise is based on a module developed by Tim Thornton, SUNY-Brockport.http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/bouma_racegenearn_index.s…