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Introduction to ssdan

Introduction to SSDAN


Background

Bringing social science and census data to you.

Background


Ssdan background

SSDAN: Background

  • Started in 1995

  • University-based organization that creates demographic media and makes U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens.

    • Web sites

    • User guides

    • Hands-on classroom computer materials


Resources

SSDAN productions and publications.

Resources


Instructional webinars

Instructional Webinars

Provide

hands-on training

with SSDAN materials

as well as opportunities to interact

with faculty online.


Teaching with data

Teaching with Data

In partnership with the Inter-Consortium for Political and Social Research, SSDAN will launch this new digital library aimed at providing faculty with all the tools they need to introduce data in the classroom.


Censusscope

CensusScope

CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating demographic trends. With eye-catching graphics and detailed trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.


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CensusScope

CensusScope was designed, developed and programmed by associates of SSDAN. Since the site’s launch in 2001, it has received numerous awards and excellent reviews. CensusScope was selected as a Yahoo! Picks “Site of the Day,” named a USA Today “Hot Site,” and featured on National Public Radio.


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CensusScope

CensusScope’s charts, maps, and rankings depict some of the most important trends affecting the country. It provides access to data at the broad national level as well as at smaller geographic locations such as states, counties and metropolitan areas.


Datacounts

DataCounts!

DataCounts! is an interactive website designed to help integrate social statistics into the classroom setting. It houses an archive of datasets and teaching modules created for SSDAN’s Census in the Classroom project, which provides educators with resources to incorporate data analysis exercises into their curricula.


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DataCounts!

When conceptual population trends are illustrated with specific statistics, students gain a better understanding of the world in which they live. WebCHIP, an integral part of DataCounts!, empowers students by giving them the means to analyze data relating to changes in today’s society.

The vast amount of data that can be accessed using WebCHIPinculdesdicennial and trend data from the U.S. Census Bureau, figures from the General Social Survey, and statistics from the Current Population Survey.


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DataCounts!

Site features:

  • Make your own course materials using our unique datasets and WebCHIP software!

  • Easily adapt an existing module to your class, or add your own module to the website with ease using Carleton College’s Science Education Resource Center Activity Sheets.

  • Share ideas with professors and instructors across the country.

  • Explore and research the latest demographic data!


Social atlas of the united states

Social Atlas of the United States

This brief and accessible atlas uses colourful maps, graphs, and some of the best social science data available to survey the leading social, economic and political indicators of American society.


Investigating change in american society

Investigating Change in American Society

An inexpensive software and workbook package that helps teachers bring census data into the classroom. Topics range from race and immigration to household composition, education and poverty.


America by the numbers a field guide to the u s population

America by the Numbers: A Field Guide to the U.S. Population

From immigration to our aging population, this book reveals how demography shapes both public and private decisions.


Quantitative literacy

What is it, and why is it important?

Quantitative Literacy


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Quantitative Literacy

Includes the ability to:

  • Calculate: perform mathematical operations

  • Interpret: explain information presented in a mathematical form (e.g., tables, equations, graphs, or diagrams)

  • Represent: convert relevant information from one mathematical form to another (e.g., tables, equations, graphs or diagrams)


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Quantitative Literacy

  • Analyze: Make judgments based on quantitative analysis

  • Select Methods: Choose the mathematical operations required to answer a research question

  • Perform Estimation/Reasonableness Checks: Recognize the limits of a method and to form reasonable predictions of unknown quantities


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Quantitative Literacy

  • Communication: Ability to use quantitative information to support a conclusion

  • Identify/Generate Data: Ability to identify or generate appropriate information to answer a question

  • Research design: Understand the links between theory and data


Workshop overview

What is in store?

Workshop Overview


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Workshop Overview


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Workshop Overview


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