Browse Modules

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: 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: 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: 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 Lashbrook
Institution: SUNY Brockport
In this exercise, we'll examine contemporary and historical data on financial resources.
Author: Jeffrey Leiter
Institution: North Carolina State University
In this module, students will explore the numerous factors contributing to earnings differences, including education and race.
Author: Tim Thorton
Institution: SUNY Brockport
For this assignment we will explore the impact of gender and race on the earnings of full-time workers in 2000.
Author: Kyle Crowder
Institution: Western Washington University
This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of WebCHIP software and census data to investigate basic population issues. In the first part of this module, you will use data from the 1990 U.S. census to create population pyramids for several racial and ethnic groups. These population pyramids provide the ability to view the age and sex structure of a population.
Author: Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda
Institution: Miami University
Census data and data from the American Community Survey are used to examine older adults' employment patterns over four decades, the percentage of older adults who have no health problems limiting their ability to work, and trends in employment status for both younger and older adults. Students must prepare a written report interpreting and integrating their results, and then apply the quantitative information by making recommendations to a business and a non-profit agency.
Author: James A. Vela-McConnell
Institution: Augsburg College
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
Author: Kyle Crowder
Institution: Western Washington University
In this module you will have the opportunity to explore the frequency of different types of residential moves carried out by Americans. You will examine some of the basic determinants of residential mobility by looking at variations in different types of mobility by age, marital status, education, and housing tenure.
Author: Brent Marshall
Institution: University of Central Florida
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
Author: Jim Wright
Institution: University of Central Florida
Objectives of this first data exercise are: to discover how the present-day US population is distributed across these various census categories; to discover how the distribution has changed over time; and, to see how some of the social characteristics of people who live in cities, suburbs and non-metro areas.