Exploring Society By The Numbers

Spatial Variation in immigrant and minority incorporation: Are there advantages to being a racial or ethnic minority in a low or moderate immigration state?

Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

Summary

In this module, students will explore trends in education and occupational attainment among minority groups.

Learning Goals

Skill
After using this module, students will gain skills in:
  • Using software to access and analyze census data
  • Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages
  • 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 and occupation among different race/ethnicity groups in specified states.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercise: PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 64kB Mar25 09)
Exercises: DOC (Microsoft Word 32kB Mar25 09)

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!

Assessment

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References and Resources

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