Predictors of Family Structure

Author(s)
Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University
Learning Goals

Skill:_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs_x000D_
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts_x000D_
Substance:_x000D_
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.

Description and Teaching Materials

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Assessment

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html

Teaching Notes and Tips

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

References and Resources

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/benefo_demography_index.shtml