Community Resource Planning
Students will act as the administrator of an agency dealing with meeting the needs of diverse groups in a two county area. They will use census data to obtain information for the purpose of community resource planning.
- 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
- Translating data findings to inform decision making
- You are an administrator of an agency dealing with meeting the needs of diverse groups in a two county area
- You are using census data to obtain information for the purpose of community resource planning
Context for Use
This activity is used in an introductory sociology class class for undergraduate students. This activity includes the topics of race/income/family type and age at different geographic levels.
Description and Teaching Materials
Teaching Notes and Tips
This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census 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!
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References and Resources
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