HIM 301 Week 3 Assignment

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment


Formative Paper: Data Analysis Paper
The  KIDS COUNT online data center is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. Data can be accessed by location or by topics such as demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health and safety, and risky behaviors.
For this assignment you must:

  • Go to the KIDS COUNT data center      (http://datacenter.kidscount.org/)
  • Choose a data topic
    • Demographics
    • Economic Well-being
    • Education
    • Family & Community
    • Health
    • Safety & Risky Behaviors
  • Choose your location (Choose a      minimum of 2 by state, territory or city)
    • By State
    • By territory
    • By city
  • Choose your national indicators
  • Choose a minimum of four years      of data
  • Graph the data three ways      (Include the two locations (state, territory or city in one graph)
    • Line
    • Pie
    • Bar

Writing the Formative Paper
The Formative Paper must:

  1. Be a minimum of three to four      pages (Excluding the title and reference pages and charts and graphs) and      formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.
  2. Include a minimum of three      scholarly references published within the past three years, excluding your      textbook.
  3. Include a title page with the      following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  4. Begin with an introductory      paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  5. Address the topic of the paper      with critical thought.
  6. Include a description of the      data found, and the data source. (Summarize the data found, and how it was      collected and eventually made available to the data center.)
  7. Include your three graphs and      analyze which graph is most appropriate for the data and state why.
  8. Describe any trends found in      the data.
  9. Include a minimum of three      reasons why the data is similar or different from the two locations or      over time.
  10. Summarize three articles from a      scholarly source (excluding your textbook) that discuss the data you      selected.
  11. Include a conclusion that      reaffirms your thesis.
  12. Include all sources in APA      style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  13. Include a separate reference      page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.
  14. Full page graphs are not      counted as part of the three to four page minimum.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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