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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.
Watch this 35 minute video tutorial to learn how to search for the data you will need to make the seven tables in Part 1 of your Hometown Assessment project. I also review how to do some calculations with this data in excel and add the data to the Excel templates that we have made for your seven tables. This is a good refresher for what we cover in class.
This is the hardest table to build. Please watch this video in its entirety. I realize it is a little long, but the process is a bit complicated. I do walk you through all the steps in this video. PLEASE NOTE: In the video, I show a discrepancy between the template and the racial group categories from the census. I have redone the template so that the problem is gone.
Three Class Schedule
Game plan for 3 sessions
Week 1 – Feb. 8
Learn to use data.census.gov
Build Table 1 – Distribution of Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity
Homework: Build Table 6 – Educational Attainment
Week 2 – Feb. 15
Build Table 2 – Poverty Rate
Getting data for Tables 5 & 7 – Housing and Political Affiliation
Homework: Build Table 3 – Income (Household)
Week 3 – Feb. 22
Table 4 – Unemployment Rates
Information Sources for Information on you Community