There are thousands of federal, state, and local government sites that link the public to their data. Like much of the internet, it is easy to get lost trying to find data useful to your research unless you know where to go. This class is designed to introduce participants to commonly used measures of social justice through publicly available data sites. We will begin by exploring data sites that focus on social justice issues, such as income, education, pollution, housing, and healthy/risky behaviors. The social justice sites pull data from the federal government but since data is generally the most up to date on the home organization, we will follow the trail to the agency that gathered the data initially to look for updates and explore for other valuable information.
After taking this class, participants will be able to:
- Identify the HSLS LibGuide that links to publicly available sources of data by topic
- Navigate social justice data sites
- Determine and locate the original sources of data found on the social justice data sites.
A link to class materials will be provided during the class; an email will be sent to participants after the class with the link as well.