Browse Modules

Author: Sevsem Cicek-Okay
Institution: University of Cincinnati
In this module, students will examine the assimilation experiences of immigrants using data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimate. The primary purpose of this module is to examine the assimilation/incorporation experiences of immigrants in the United States. Throughout this module, students will be guided in the use of secondary data to generate basic statistical analysis, create tables and interpret their findings.
Author: Lisa Miller
Institution: Eckerd College
The primary aim of this module is for students to use American Community Survey data to understand the intersection of gender and race in shaping earnings in America.
Author: Jill Bouma
Institution: Berea College
In this exercise, students examine difficulty in self-care and independent living by race, sex, poverty, and age.
Author: Andy Sharma
Institution: Northwestern University
Utilizing the SSDAN WebCHIP software, students will explore different disability types for older adults in the United States from the 2008 and 2012 American Community Surveys. Understanding the different types of disability and trends by age and race can help policy-makers decide how to allocate resources to improve population health.
Author: Tanni Chaudhurri
Institution: Rhode Island College
In this module students will observe the relationship between income and education in a select state in the United States, using data from the American Community Survey. Students will examine how income is distributed in the state and then understand how the same can vary by education, gender, race or age.
Author: Sharilyn Owens
Institution: Forsyth Tech
Short module (2 hrs.) focused on using excel to work through and understand segregation data
Author: Mohammed Shahidullah
Institution: University of Illinois
This online group project is to introduce students to demographic and socio-economic data from the American Community Survey to understand major concepts of marriage and the family in a sociology course.
Author: Elaina Johns-Wolfe
Institution: University of Cincinnati
In this module, students will use 2014 ACS 5-year estimates using and to examine racial/ethnic and income residential patterns in an urban zip code tabulation area (ZCTA). Students will learn (1) how to navigate and access data on the websites (2) how to read and talk about tables, charts, and maps, and (3) how to write about and present these items in a PowerPoint report.
Author: Alan Grigsby
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Explores contemporary trends in urban sociology
Author: Vivianna Margarita De Jesus Monge
Institution: University of Puerto Rico
Do secondary data analysis with the 2014 Puerto Rico Community Survey, which was developed by the United States Census Bureau and is available at the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics Web site.
Author: SSDAN
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
Author: SSDAN
As discussed, the murder rates for Blacks in the United States are substantially higher than those for Whites, with Latino murder rates falling in the middle. These differences have existed throughout the 20th and into the 21st century and, with few exceptions, are found in different sections of the United States.
Author: Dr. Hyeyoung Woo
Institution: Portland State
Author: SSDAN
This exercises examines housing patterns using data from the 2000 U.S. Census considering how stage of life course and race/ethnicity influence these patterns. Students are expected to discuss the implications of their findings.
Author: Donald Arwood
Institution: South Dakota State University
You most likely learned in your introductory sociology classes that traditional mom-pop-children households in the United States are not as dominant as they once were. You may also have learned that the change was due in part to the increasing status of women and changes in customs and laws that made divorce less troublesome to obtain. And we all have known for quite some time that children in female-headed households have a much greater chance of living in poverty. While you do the exercises in this lesson, you will find data that look at some of these claims.
Author: Kofi Benefo
Institution: CUNY-Lehman
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Author: Jeffrey Lashbrook
Institution: SUNY Brockport
The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational structure, influenced the values they would stress for their children because variations in structural locations exposed them to different experiences.
Author: Willie Melton
Institution: Michigan Technological University
Author: Jeffrey Lasbrook
Institution: SUNY Brockport
Here, we will analyze some forces contributing to inequality in earnings.
Author: Jim Jones
Institution: Mississippi State University
In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation.
Author: Tracy Dietz
Institution: University of Central Florida
This exercise asses students' knowledge about attitudes towards premarital sex.
Author: Marnie Rodriguez
Institution: Cleveland State University
For this assignment, students will pretend to be a social researcher hired by the developers of Luxury Lane, a high end shopping plaza featuring gourmet cuisine, custom furniture, designer clothing, and expensive artwork.
Author: Kofi Benefo
Institution: CUNY-Lehman
This module teaches students to think about household and family dynamics over time, and to use computer software to access and analyze census data and to produce and interpret simple statistics.
Author: Sandra M. Florian
Institution: University of Southern California
This module introduces students to recent trends in households and family forms, and provides data to examine how family types differ by class and race/ethnicity.
Author: Richard Bulcroft
Institution: Western Washington University
This module is designed to illustrate the effects of selection bias on the observed relationship between premarital cohabitation and later divorce. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.