Web Exercises

  1. Using the site: http://www.census.gov/, select a topic of interest to you and describe what measures are utilized to collect data and answer questions on that topic. How would the data collected from these measures be utilized to make decisions.
  2. Review the site: http://npc.umich.edu/poverty/ by the University of Michigan on how poverty is measured in the U.S. Discuss trends in how poverty has changed over time, and how measuring this information provides data for policy makers to use in making decisions.
  3. Using the following site as a resource: http://www.who.int/topics/en/, discuss what health measures are used to track health trends in countries around the globe. How may these measures be used to inform policy makers about data trends?