One of the first examples of applying statistical analysis in the social sciences comes from W.E.B. Du Bois, a renowned African American scholar and civil rights activist. In 1899, he published The Philadelphia Negro, a groundbreaking study of the population of the 7th ward of Philadelphia. Du Bois relied on survey data he collected himself from 5000 residents. By relying on quantitative analyses, Du Bois was able to provide evidence that prevalent, contemporary discriminatory policies along with unequal opportunity created and perpetuated poverty and low socio-economic status. This research challenged the racist views held by many white Philadelphians at the time that African Americans were somehow inferior.
Using survey data based on sound research design allows scholar-practitioners to compute frequencies and percentages in order to explore social problems and potentially reshape how people define problems in ways that can effect positive social change.
Reference: Du Bois, W. E. B. (1899). The Philadelphia negro. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
For this Discussion, use the US Demographic Information dataset in the Learning Resources.
By Day 4,
Post the frequencies and percentages of the variable political affiliation, using data from all the states. Next, create and post a bar chart depicting the frequencies of the political affiliation variable.
Note: The only variable to be involved is political affiliation, which has three levels: red, blue, or purple. You will need to report the frequencies and percentages of the red, blue, and purple states.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and identify current relevant literature to support your work.
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