Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods
Using software to access and analyze census data Identifying independent and dependent variables
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages
To examine differences in selected structural positions of Blacks, Whites and Latinos in the United States that may help explain long-standing differences in their murder rates
This activity is used in a Criminology/Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity looks at a variety of factors to determine if there are differences in these variables between Blacks, Whites and Latinos that would provide possible explanations for the higher murder rates for Blacks and Latinos in the United States.
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This activity uses two customized data sets made from the 2000 census. 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!
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