This is our last week of assignments for CED 540. This week we needed to utilize google trends to address a topic, issue or problem. We also needed to examine 5 different websites and the data that they provide. Our last assignment was to compare the data from two of the perviously mentioned websites.
The google trends assignment seems like it will be an interesting task. Google trends allows users to see how often a topic has been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most. This is a pretty interesting way to get comparative data.
The five websites that we needed to examine data from were: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/research.html
This allowed us to look at a variety of sources of information and possibilities to obtain data and use statistics.
Our last assignment was to compare the data from two of the previously mentioned sites. It was interesting to look at the differences that could be discovered between two different sources.