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SOCI 101 - Morrisville State College
Professor Kurt Reymers
(OPTIONAL: This assignment is NOT mandatory. I will use the highest two Research Report scores for the Reseach portion of your final grade).
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 (choose the format that works best for you):
Send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format with LASTNAME-RR3 as the filename and Subject Line: RR3 by end-of-day (midnight) on Tuesday, December 3, no exceptions. There will be NO late assignments accepted for this research report.
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 U.S. Census "Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., 2012", a compilation of statistics that tells us about trends in various activities and behaviors of people in the United States. Also useful in studying formal American negative deviance (crime) is the "Bureau of Justice Statistics." 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 report sheets:
Assignment Instructions: SOCI 101 - Research Assignment 2 - U.S. Crime and Deterrence
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Research Report Sheet (Microsoft Word fillable form): Research Report Sheet - Word
- or use - Research Report Sheet (PDF fillable form): Research Report Sheet - PDF
You need only turn in one of the Research Report Sheet formats.
(If necessary, attach an image of the U-V-P chart that you produced for part 2 of the report.)
Due by email on or before Monday, October 28 by 5pm.
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. In your essay, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TERMS IN BOLD and provide descriptions of how they fit your area and your life:
Discuss these terms in relation to what you learn from the census information you are studying. Use the additional tables that are linked under each descriptive area for more detail. Here is a brief example of what a "C" report might vaguely resemble (go further than the example if you want to achieve maximum points). The report should be around 500 words and have a heading with your name, date and class/professor's name.
Due Monday, Sept 23, 5pm.
Send a copy of your summary in PDF FORMAT to: email@example.com. Use the SUBJECT LINE: RR1