Predictors of Family Structure


Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

Learning Goals


  • Using software to access and analyze census data
  • Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs
  • Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts


  • Use different tools to analyze Census Data and how it describes your area
Context for Use

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses American FactFinder, Claritas and Census 2000 data to guide students through different data manipulation tools.