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Introduction to Sociology
Interpreting Data
Community College

How to Cite

Medley-Rath, Stephanie. 2014. “INTERPRET A TABLE”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, October. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Students are asked to interpret a table and apply course concepts in their analysis. The assignment gives students an opportunity to practice writing and data analsyis. The assignment is used in an Introduction to Sociology course, but could be adapted to other courses focused on Race and Ethnicity, Stratification, Research Methods, and Education. The...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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Class Level(s):
College 100
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Students will interpret data presented to them in a table.
  2. Students will apply information they learned regarding stratification to new information regarding social structure.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Written submission
  2. Multiple choice exam questions

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