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PresentationsACSCompassProductspresentationsprovideimportantinormationonvariousaspectsotheACS.Theyweredevelopedortwomainpurposes1orindividualstolearnmoreabouttheACSand2toprovideawideaudiencewiththetoolsneededtoconducttrainingontheACS.Eachpresentationconsistsoapproximately35slidesandtheaccompanyingspeakersnotes.YoumayaccesstheACSCompassProductspresentationsatwww.census.govacswwwguidance_for_data_userstraining_presentations.1AnOverviewoftheAmericanCommunitySurvey.BasicsotheACSprogramandWebsitewithinormationoncontentsurveymethodologyanddataproducts.HowtheACSsupplementsthe10-yearcensuswithcontinuoussocialeconomichousinganddemographicdata.2DataProductsFromtheAmericanCommunitySurvey.ExamplesandsuggestionsorusingourtypesodataprolesourtypesotablesthematicmapsandPublicUseMicrodataSamplePUMSles.Howperiodestimatesandsamplingerrormeasurescouldafectyourresults.3ThingsThatMayAecttheEstimatesFromtheAmericanCommunitySurvey.Howourdiferentmeasuresosamplingerrorarecalculatedwhattheymeanandhowyoucanusethemtodrawappropriateconclusions.Plusabrielookatnonsamplingerrorandpopulationcontrols.4UnderstandingMultiyearEstimatesFromtheAmericanCommunitySurvey.Explains1-year3-yearand5-yearperiodestimatesandwhentouseeachone.Introductiontointerpretingthedataandmakingcomparisonsusingmultiyearestimates.5GeographicAreasandConceptsfortheAmericanCommunitySurvey.GetthemostoutoACSestimatesbyknowinghowgeographicareasaredenedindiferentwaysandindiferentestimates.Thediferencebetweenlegalandadministrativeareasisimportant.6IntroductiontothePublicUseMicrodataSamplePUMSFileFromtheAmericanCommunitySurvey.ReasonstoaccessPUMSdataorsmalloruniquepopulationgroupsandhousingcharacteristics.TheACScreatesperiodestimateswhichmeanstheyrepresentthecharacteristicsothepopulationandhousingoveraspecicdatacollectionperiod.Thesearethe1-year3-yearand5-yearestimates.1-yearestimates12monthsocollecteddataDataorareaswithpopulationso650003-yearestimates36monthsocollecteddataDataorareaswithpopulationso200005-yearestimates60monthsocollecteddataDataorallareasFormoreguidanceonusingACSdatapleasevisitwww.census.govacswwwguidance_for_data_usersguidance_main.13