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Accessing Census Bureau Statistics - Webinar

Sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau

Agenda

 

Dates: December 10-12, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, EST
Location: Internet

All presentations and exercises are in PDF format.

Day Time Agenda Presentations/Exercises
Monday 9:00-9:45 AM
Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau
An Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau
9:45-10:00 AM Break  
10:00-11:00 AM Geography US Census Bureau Geographic Entities and Concepts
11:00 AM-12:30 PM American FactFinder The American FactFinder–Access to Census Statistics  |  Exercises
12:30-1:30 PM Break  
1:30-2:30 PM American Community Survey American Community Survey Overview
2:30-2:40 PM Break  
2:40-3:15 PM 2010 Census Decennial Census
3:15-3:30 PM Closing  
Tuesday 9:00-9:45 AM
Population Estimates and Projections
Population Estimates and Projections for the United States  |  Exercises
9:45-10:00 AM Break  
10:00-11:00 AM Governments Statistics Statistics About Governments  |  Exercises
11:00-11:10 AM Break  
11:10-12:20 PM OnTheMap OnTheMap Basic Training  |  Exercises
12:20-12:30 PM Break  
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch  
1:30-3:15 PM Economic Census and Economic Programs The Economic Census & Economic Programs
3:15-3:30 PM Closing  
Wednesday 9:00-10:00 AM Current Population Survey (CPS) & Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Current Population Survey & Survey of Income and Program Participation  |  Exercises
10:00-10:10 AM Break  
10:10-11:30 AM Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant-Scenario Activity with Answer Key
11:30-12:30 PM Break  
12:30-3:30 PM DataFerrett TheDataWeb & DataFerrett
3:00-3:30 PM Closing  

 

Course Descriptions

Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau: Learn about the range of tools and features on the www.census.gov Web site that provide quick and easy access to information about people, businesses, geographies and households.

 

Geography: Understand geographic areas, terms, concepts, products and mapping tools that are associated with Census Bureau statistics.

 

American FactFinder: Listen to a quick overview of the American FactFinder Data Access Tool. Use the search and navigation features in the tool to access some of the Census Bureau's programs, datasets and topics.

 

American Community Survey: This webinar, for both first time as well as more experienced data users, provides an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS). Attendees will learn about basics of the the ACS, resources available on our Web site (census.gov/acs), and how to access our data products via American FactFinder.

 

2010 Census: Become familiar with the 2010 Census, its data products and the available tools and related information on the Internet. Attendees learn how to access related data using the 2010 Census Web site as well as get tips on how to use the data.

 

Population Estimates and Projections: This webinar delivers an overview of U.S. Census Bureau population and housing estimates and projections. We will survey what data are available, how they are produced, when they are available, and how they can be accessed on the Web.

 

Governments Statistics: Learn about the Census Bureau's definition of a government, the organization and different types of state and local governments, and some of the information that is collected and disseminated by the Census of Governments. Attendees will be encouraged to access related information in the Build-a-Table tool on www.census.gov.

 

OnTheMap: This webinar offers an overview of an online mapping and reporting application showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on worker characteristics and optional filtering by age, earnings, or industry groups.

 

Economic Census and Economic Programs: This webinar, for both first time as well as more experienced data users, gives an overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. Attendees learn how to access related data using the data dissemination tool(s) accessible via the Internet as well as tips in how to use the data.

 

Current Population Survey & Survey of Income and Program Participation: Listen to an overview of the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Attendees will be encouraged to access related data using the Internet, and will learn about the strengths of these two household surveys.

 

Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant-Scenario: Practice accessing Decennial Census, American Community Survey and Economic Census and Economic Program information from American FactFinder in order to complete a grant scenario (culminating activity).

 

DataFerrett: Attend an introduction to DataFerrett–a tool and data librarian that searches and retrieves data across federal, state, and local surveys, executes customized variable recoding and creates complex tabulations and business graphics. Learn how to access Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, Small Area Income Poverty Estimates, Population Estimates, Economic Census Area wide Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control data, and more.

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