Exploring Society By The Numbers

How do socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants vary according to location and race in the New York City Metropolitan Area?

Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University


In this moduel, students will explore urban residential choice across different populations in New York.

Learning Goals

After using this module, students will gain skills in:
  • Using software to access and analyze census data
  • Quantitative writing
  • Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages
  • Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs
  • Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts

Context for Use

This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education, occupation, race, nativity and earnings in New York.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercise: PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 68kB Mar25 09)
Exercises: DOC (Microsoft Word 42kB Mar25 09)

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses three 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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