To use census data in the sociology of the family_x000D_
Use computer software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Produce and interpret simple statistics._x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
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_
To think about contemporary race and ethnic diversity in families
This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity in families in the United States.
This activity uses American Factfinder and a customized data set made from the 2000 Census that 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!
McFalls Jr, Joseph A. 2003. “Population: A Lively Introduction,” Population Bulletin, 4th edition.http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/benefo_family_index.shtml