Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages_x000D_
Identifying population trends over time_x000D_
Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs_x000D_
Employing control variables_x000D_
Translating data findings to inform decision making_x000D_
To use different datasets to look at:_x000D_
Education and Race/Ethnicity_x000D_
Occupation and Race/Ethnicity_x000D_
This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores topics of race/ethnicity, gender and income to look at patterns of inequality among education, occupation and earning between different groups.
This activity uses four customized data sets; two made from combining census information from 1950-2000 and two from the 2000 Censuss 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!