emily skop uses census data H u m a n i t i e s

emily skop uses census data H u m a n i t i e s

Purpose: Censuses, in all of their various forms, provide scholars in diverse fields with a surfeit of information; depending on a researcher’s interests and objectives, the same information in one census can be interpreted in multiple ways. For example, geographer Dr. Emily Skop uses census data to explore “how various social and spatial markers impact the socio-economic outcomes of different social groups – and digging into ideas of inequality and segregation, and solutions to those problems.” An historian might use the same data for the same reasons, or to examine a specific community’s history to trace changes over time or to focus on a particular point in time, or to compare the outcomes of certain events on multiple communities. Each of the four short census analyses you will write address a particular topic explored in this course; therefore, the specific perimeters for each census analysis will be discussed in class. That said, the general requirements for each analysis are stated below.

Substantive Requirements: The questions you must address in your responses are few, however, they require direct answers as well as concise explication: 1) What types of information appear in the census page/s? What does the data reveal to you? Explain. 2) Why is the particular census example important to your understanding of the issues and themes of the course? (For example, if you are asked to compare several mortality schedules, what suppositions could you posit about an epidemic as it relates to race and gender issues? 3) What questions does the census prompt you to ask?

Mechanical Requirements: Each paper must be typed and a minimum of three full pages, maximum four pages. While no block quotations are permitted in the papers, you may use three short quotations and/or paraphrases—you are bound by the academic honesty policies of the class, departments, and the university to cite all quotations and paraphrases; in this class you will cite using CMS footnotes only (no other citation format is permitted; no bibliography/reference/works cited page or title page is required for these papers).

you’re going to be citing 1850 cook census, and i included how to cite the census. thanks!

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