The Death Penalty

Author(s)
James Chriss, Cleveland State University
Learning Goals

Skill_x000D_
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_
Substance_x000D_
Use quantitative reasoning and analysis to predict which variables affect attitudes toward the death penalty._x000D_
Students will learn to read graphs and use data online data manipulation tools

Context for Use

This activity is used in Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores a variety of topics that predict attitudes toward the death penalty in the United States.

Description and Teaching Materials

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Assessment

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Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors which affect attitudes towards the death penalty.
Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses General Social Survey data to guide students through data manipulation and analysis.

References and Resources

Original Archive Module: http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/chriss_deathpen_index.sht…