Skill- After using this module, students will gain skills in:_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
Forming testable hypotheses using quantitative data_x000D_
Employing control variables_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_x000D_
Substance- We will answer the following questions:_x000D_
What is the distribution of poverty, how has it changed over time, and how is it defined?_x000D_
What social variables are related to poverty?_x000D_
What are some possible explanations for poverty?
This exercise for a Social Problems class and examines the relationship between income and poverty.
Exercises PDF: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/exercises_… Excercises Doc: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/exercises_…
Poverty in the United States
This activity uses two customized datasets made from the 2000 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!.
Original Archive Module: http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/spade_poverty_index.shtml