Final : Part 1 (Planning to plan)
Since the beginning of the semester, my datasets have all been focused on health disparites and public health issues that the people of NYC face. Though this is a huge part of my major, I feel that I never explored a dataset outside my comfort zone. Thus, for the final project, I’ve decided to dedicate this assignment to something I’ve NEVER done before, and explore something new for a change!
Immigrant Students Enrolled in School (in the US): https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2020/demo/P20-584.html
So, for my first dataset, I’ve decided to look at a school dataset from the census bureau. For this dataset, I want to explore how many immigrant students are enrolled in schooling and whether that amount has increased or decreased due to the changes in immigration policies. For this dataset, I want to learn more about where these students come from, how are they supported when they arrive, and how many of them are receiving education in the US. Since this may be a big dataset, I want to narrow it down between the years of 2015 -2018. To be honest, it was hard to find this dataset since it was not so easily accessible. I had to click through multiple links to get to the excel of this dataset. One thing I liked about this dataset, is that it has information on the specific gender, orgin, what grade the students are in and sex of each student. One thing I didnt like about this dataset is that I wasn’t procided with the school names for the students enrolled in school. It would be interesting to see which school has the most immigrant students. I might have to go alittle deeper to find this data.
Directory of Eateries:
I’ve been living in the city for almost all my life. But for some reaons, my friends and I never find or know of a good place to eat. So, for my second dataset, I wanted to explore a dataset that shows the Directory of Eateries around the city. This dataset was actually very easy to find. All I did was search, “data on places to eat”. Then I found this! One thing I really like about the data is that it gives exact locations of the places to eat, and where it is located in the city. One thing I dont like about the data is that it doesnt provide the ratings for the restaurant. I might have to find another dataset that shows the ratings of the restaurant along with this dataset on the location.
Though I’m not a professional in finding data, at this point in the semester, it’s become much easier to find data then how I first entered the class. Progress! We’re getting there, slowly but surely.
After our discussion in class today, I might look into this one: Refugees in America.
My top choice right now is the resturant data. But I’ll do some more research on the Refugees in America.