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SOCI 101 (Crawford 116) - Morrisville
Professor Kurt Reymers
RESEARCH REPORT 03:
Global inequality is thought to be getting worse today, and in many ways the concentration of wealth is troubling. But in this assignment we will use data to examine over 200 years of history along three critical datapoints: income, life expectancy, and babies per woman. You may be surprised by what you find!
Print the following assignment and worksheet tables:
SOCI 101 - Research Report 3 - Global Inequality
Work on the printouts while you analyze the data/watch the video on your computer. When
you have completed the worksheets and writing assignments, bring them to class and turn them in on Apr 16.
Due Date: In class on Monday, April 16
RESEARCH REPORT 02:
As you saw in research assignment 1, the U.S. Census produces data on many aspects of American life, including employment and crime. This assignment asks you to do some more detailed data mining of the "Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.", a compilation of statistics that tells us about trends in various activities and behaviors of people in the United States. Following the instructions provided in the links below, you will complete the data mining, fill in the tables for each part and then, in three separate writing reflections, discuss how the data fits the hypotheses which you are testing.
Download the following assignment and response sheets: :
Assignment Instructions: SOCI 101 - Research Assignment 2 - U.S. Crime and Deterrence
Research Report Sheet (MS Word fillable form): SOCI 101 RR2 - Research Report
Due in class on Monday, March 19.
RESEARCH REPORT 01:
The U.S. Census is a sociological project identifying the demographic characteristics (population, age, ethnicity, income, education, government, business, etc.) for people across the United States. Information can be analyzed in many different ways, including by local address.
Use this website from the U.S. Census to enter your town's zip code and from the resulting page, choose the buttons on the left to get a summary of the characteristics of your home area. Also the tables for your "geography" (zip code location) feature more detailed information. Create a summary report from the information you have found there. Use the sociological imagination to reflect on how the conditions of your hometown relates to your life. Discuss the statuses and roles in each institution or category that appears to exemplify the your home region. Here is an example of what your report might vaguely resemble.