Lecture 21 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 10/12/07...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 10/12/07 Lecture 21 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course LECTURE Okay I am sorry for this delay. I just do not understand why some days I can project onto the screen and other days I cannot. So I am going to have to do this orally without a set of power point visual supports. I had asked that you post your paper #1 up electronically so I have been getting a lot of puzzled emails. Post it at forums and that should be pretty simple. It is confidential posting; only the readers and I will be able to access it. It is important for us to have an electronic record of the work that you do so we have it and can email it back and forth to each other. I have posted up via announcements on bspace the handout for paper two. I wanted to project that and go over it because it is fairly extensive. The handout describes the project for this class in several phases for paper #2. Phase #1 you have already done: tables 1 and 2. You can eyeball those to think about how to proceed in conducting an analysis. I am not sure if you found it helpful to prepare them before writing the bio papers. I used to do it before hand. Now we are heading to stage 2. That will be the collection of data from the census on families like yours and families like your informants in terms of the quintiles and racial groups that you and your informants belong to. We will be giving you a detailed handout that will enable you to move briskly through the census tables at www.census.gov where there is a plethora of information about family characteristics, income groups, employment distributions, ethnicities, races etc. It is also quite mystifying so rather than have you all try to find it, we have a worksheet that will tell you what to do. It will say, set your browser to this, go to this, scroll here and whatnot. All you need to do is find the data in the census and then transfer it to your table. You will find that the proportion of families with two parents or one parents or a single mom or the proportion of people who finished different levels of the educational system actually differ in the quintiles. You also find that there are differences on these comparison factors that are associated with the odds of children heading to college and differences in the racial group. Stage three of the process is for you to analyze why there are disparities between the quintiles and between the races on a number of these points of comparison that are related to the odds of being college bound or not and there are roughly twelve of these rows to compare by quintile and race. We want you to gather all twelve but you cannot write on all of them. You need to write on a few of them. You want
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