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Exploring Education Attainment of U.S. Native-born and Foreign-born
This module explores the effects of nativity, race, and ethnicity on educational attainment in the U.S.

Disability: Equality/Inequality
This module examines the disability community and inequality. Students will attempt to determine which is the best indicator of disability and will form a composite to describe the disability community.

American Indian Population in South Dakota
The American Indian population in the U.S., S.D., and many other states has shown significant growth in recent decades. It is also a comparatively young population. In this module, you will look at these growth patterns, compare the size and age distribution of the American Indian population in the U.S., S.D., & several reservation counties (& your home state/county if you choose).

CensusScope Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with interpreting charts and graphs by using a credible source, the US Census.

Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables
Students will identify independent and dependent variables for a series of hypotheses.

Bivariate Tables
Students will practice interpreting bivariate tables by examining the relationship between credit hours and study hours, gender and video games, and type of school and language offerings.

Fear of Crime
Everyday we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. We do things like lock our doors, watch where we walk at night, or avoid walking alone. We take these actions because at some level we are afraid of the possibility of being a victim of crime. Although we may not consciously think about it, these routines may be influenced by a variety of factors. What factors might make some individuals more afraid than others?

Using Existing Statistics to Test Social Disorganization Theory
This module is used in an online Criminology Course. The students have read their textbook discussing social disorganization theory and in this data analysis exercise will have the opportunity to test this theory with data obtained from the Census Bureau.

Fear of Crime
The purpose of this module is to introduce students in an online Criminology course to the idea of data analysis using an online analysis program and the General Social Survey. Prior to this module, students will have read several documents describing the scientific method including terminology such as statistical significance, independent and dependent variables, and operationalization. Once students have read this document, they then complete a guided online analysis and turn in their answers by completing an online quiz.

Examining the Impact of Immigration on the Ethnic, Racial, and Age Structures of the U.S. and of High Immigration States
In this module, students will explore the relationship between immigration status and age in the United States.


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