After some more digging, I’ve decided to throw away the Casino Buses and Homelessness in Flushing, Queens project. Instead, here’s my new new proposal:
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is a federal entity that collects, analyze, and reports data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. One of their major programs is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a single, comprehensive system that provides data from the nation’s 9,800 public and private postsecondary institutions. Data includes: Special studies of students, financial aid, postsecondary faculty, and bachelor’s degree recipients, doctoral degree recipients, transcript studies, and various longitudinal studies.
I will be looking at data on longitudinal studies about Asian American students and graduation rate at postsecondary institutions by state / geography. Some questions I hope to address:
- What are the percentage / number of Asian / Asian or Pacific Islander students who graduated within 6 years of their studies by state / geography?
- How do these data change over the course of the years?
- How do these data compare with other race/ethnic groups?
- How does gender (male/female) change the outlook of the dataset?
I plan to test out various mapping and data visualization tools and see how my dataset plays out.