ERIC Number: ED138489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Census Data for Political and Social Research: A Manual for Students. Instructional Resource Monograph, No. 5.
Carter, Phyllis G.
This manual is designed to give the undergraduate an overview of the data collected by the Bureau of the Census and to provide students with some practice in utilizing these statistics. It emphasizes statistics on population and housing including socioeconomic characteristics of persons, families, households, neighborhoods, and governments. The other statistical programs of the Census Bureau are described very briefly. The first chapter contains an introduction to the nature of the data gathered by the Census Bureau, the guidelines of the Bureau, and its estimates of error. The second chapter describes the major censuses and other surveys conducted by the Bureau. Chapters three, four, and five provide illustrations of the uses of Census materials in undergraduate research. Specifically, chapter three is an introduction to simple techniques for the analysis of data. Chapters four and five are designed to give the student practice in using the techniques of chapter three through the use of case studies. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Census Figures, College Instruction, Community Study, Demography, Higher Education, Political Science, Population Distribution, Research Tools, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Statistics, Undergraduate Study
American Political Science Association, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.50 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Pages 32, 43, 88-90, 92-6 were removed by ERIC due to marginal legibility; For a related document, see SO 009 852 ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document