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In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module reinforces research terms introduced in Intro to Sociology (independent, dependent and control variables and includes the opportunity to discuss sample vs. population (in the comparison of national poverty data vs. the poverty rate in the sample) and value vs. variable (poverty as a value and a variable and the recoding of the values in the household data). The module also uses the Census website to define the concept "poverty threshold" and look at trends in poverty. Together this reinforces basic components of social science research and analysis in preparation for upper-level classes, including research methods and statistics.
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Date Of Record Creation 2006-07-27 13:05:00
Date Last Modified 2013-01-25 17:49:00
Date Of Record Release 2006-07-27 13:05:00
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Author Name Joan Spade
Author Organization SUNY - Brockport
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