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SWK340 - Benbow

Assessing Organizations and Communities in Society - Dr. Benbow

This library guide has been made to help guide you to the resources you need to complete the Hometown Community Assessment project. This is a complex assignment involving the creation of numerous statistical tables representing key aspects of life in your community. It also involves in-depth research into your hometown, and interaction with significant resources, both human and informational, about life in your community.

Finding Data Using Data.Census.gov

Three Class Schedule

    1. Game plan for 3 sessions
      1. Week 1 – Feb. 8
        1. Learn to use data.census.gov
        2. Build Table 1 – Distribution of Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity
        3. Homework: Build Table 6 – Educational Attainment
      2. Week 2 – Feb. 15
        1. Build Table 2 – Poverty Rate
        2. Getting data for Tables 5 & 7 – Housing and Political Affiliation
        3. Homework: Build Table 3 – Income (Household)
      3. Week 3 – Feb. 22
        1. Table 4 – Unemployment Rates
        2. Information Sources for Information on you Community
          1. Building Lists
        3. Homework: Build lists, finish/refine all tables