Introduction to SSDAN. Bringing social science and census data to you. 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
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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 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.
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.
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! 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.
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.
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.
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.
From immigration to our aging population, this book reveals how demography shapes both public and private decisions.
Includes the ability to: