Interpreting Population Data

Scenario:

Some population data from the Centervale project are on the spreadsheet, which is attached. In order to quickly and clearly understand the population you will be working with, you should put the data in graphic format.

Directions:

  1. Produce graphs for each of the three townships and for the county so we visualize similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools. Label each graph.
  2. Write a paragraph about each demographic and speculate on how the distributions might be related to health measurements.

You should utilize at least 2 scholarly sources beyond the course readings in your research. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Write a 3-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components

Proficient

Maximum Points

Produce a graph for the first township of the county to visualize the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools.

The first graph is clearly and logically produced for the first township of the county. The graph clearly displays the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools. The graph is also clearly labeled.

20

Produce a graph for the second township of the county to visualize the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools.

The second graph is clearly and logically produced for the second township of the county. The graph clearly displays the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools. The graph is also clearly labeled.

20

Produce a graph for the third township of the county to visualize the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools.

The third graph is clearly and logically produced for the third township of the county. The graph clearly displays the similarities and differences in population distribution, sex distribution, income, racial composition, educational achievement, and schools. The graph is also clearly labeled.

20

Write a paragraph about each demographic and speculate on how the distributions might be related to health measurements.

A paragraph is clearly and correctly written about each demographic. An accurate speculation is made regarding how the distributions might be related to health measurements for each township. Scholarly resources are utilized in support.

20

Academic Writing

  

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.

20

Total: 

100