To understand the logic of control variables in bivariate tables_x000D_
Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
To recognize the existence of social structure by observing economic shifts and how they vary by social group_x000D_
To understand how sociologists use empirical data, such as the U.S. Census, to generate knowledge
This activity is used in Principles of Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at the labor force and factors that affect occupation over time in the United States on a state-by-state basis.
This activity uses a customized data set made from combining census information from 1950-1990. 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!