2002 Economic Census Conference Slide-Lectures
The Census Bureau conducted 44 conferences and hands-on workshops
for data users on the 2002 Economic Census during the summer of
2005. That series is now complete, but the training materials used
are available for self-study.
Presentation materials for your own use
If you were unable to attend one of our conferences, or would like to
incorporate census materials in your own presentations, you may wish to
download slides (9mb .ppt) or view
the narrative (2.5mb .pdf) from a recent 2002 Economic Census presentation
in Ohio, or access the list of presentations below.
Some of the same content can also be viewed in an interactive
slide show in html.
While the Ohio presentation is the latest, you can use geographic and
data examples from the state-specific presentations.
Training typically included:
- 8:15- 9:00 Registration
- 9:00- 9:20 Background on the Economic Census: Recent Trends and
Uses of theData
- Scope of the Census; how
data were collected; how businesses use the data; how government
agencies use the data.
- 9:20-9:40 North American Industry Classification System
- Introduction to the NAICS system and how
it changed for 2002; bridging between NAICS and SIC.
- 9:40-10:20 2002 Economic Census Products
- Redesigning census products for the information
age; types of reports; how CD-ROM, Internet, and print products
compare; release schedules.
- 10:40-11:40 Working with Economic Census Data on the Web
- Accessing data in drill-down tables and in
American FactFinder; comparability issues in assembling time series
data; reference materials.
- 11:40-12:00 Annual Business Data from the Census Bureau
- Annual data sources to update or extend census
findings: County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses,
Annual Survey of Manufactures, and more
In training offered in "hands-on" format,
at designated points in each segment, attendees worked on their own at
a computer to retrieve data from the web in a series of exercises structured
to reinforce key concepts, working with data for the local area.
For more information
If, after reviewing these materials, you have questions on their content,
ask Dr. Census or contact Paul Zeisset at 301-763-4151.