ERIC Number: ED209169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Census '80 Projects for Students.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.
This workbook contains exercises for use with college students to teach them about the use of census data and to help them acquire census related skills. The workbook supplements "Census '80: Continuing the Factfinder Tradition," an undergraduate textbook published in early 1980. The volume is divided into two parts. The first provides an overview for instruction. Each exercise is described briefly with notations on the skills that the activity develops. Italicized notes draw the instructor's attention to special preparation of materials that may be needed. The two charts that accompany this section aid in the decision whether to chose a particular exercise and in preparation for its subsequent use in the classroom. Specific reports that must be available for students to complete the various activities are cited. Since many of the desired 1980 census reports may not be published until late 1982, most examples were drawn from 1970 materials and include instructions that allow either 1970 or 1980 data to be used depending on availability. The exercises are located in the second part of the workbook and are organized according to six themes: collecting the data; accessing the data; the fieldwork interface; numerators and denominators; applications in the public sector; and applications in the private sector. For each exercise there is an introduction/rationale, a problem which includes steps the student must follow, and suggestions for further work. (Author/RM)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($4.50, Stock Number 003-024-03516-2).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to small print type of charts throughout original document. Some charts may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche due to small print type.