October 20, 2009

Workshop Presentations: Wednesday

Below are links to the lectures presented at the workshop. On occasion, there were handouts associated with a presentation. These are listed under the presentation.

Major Demographic Trends and the Use of Census Data by the American Media
Bill Frey, University of Michigan and The Brookings Institution
[ppt] [pdf]

What Makes a Good Story?
Paul Overberg, USA Today

The History of the American Census and Controversies about Recent Enumerations
Ren Farley, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Additional Resources:
Annotated Bibliography of Books and Reports Pertaining to the Decennial Census
Supreme Court Cases Relevant to the Census
Analysis of Whether Unauthorized Aliens Must be Included in the Census (Congressional Research Service)
Congressional Efforts to Control the Census and the Census Bureau

The American Community Survey: A Comprehensive Source of Information about Social, Economic, and Demographic Change
Lisa Neidert, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Additional Resources:
ACS Compass Product: What the Media Needs to Know
Link to all the ACS Compass Products

Making Sense of Census Geography
Lisa Neidert, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Additional Resources:
Tracking Metropolitan America into the 21st Century: A Field Guide to the New Metropolitan and Micropolitan Definitions
A Guide to State and Local Census Geography

Using CensusScope to Understand the Changing Landscape in the United States
Bill Frey and J.P. Dewitt, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Introduction to American FactFinder
J.P. DeWitt and Lisa Neidert, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Additional Resources:
An Introduction to Summary Products (and American FactFinder)
[shortened version of a Census Bureau presentation]
Presentation Notes
[shortened version of a Census Bureau presentation]

Accessing and Working with 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) Data
Cynthia Davis Hollingsworth, Census Bureau
[wmv] [presented at the ICPSR OR annual meetings]

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October 12, 2009

Workshop Presentations: Thursday

Below are links to the lectures presented at the workshop. On occasion, there were handouts associated with a presentation. These are listed under the presentation.

Hands-on exercises with American FactFinder and CensusScope
Exercises
Measuring Poverty: Which cities have the highest poverty rates in 2008?
Warning: ACS Data Quality
Census Tracts: Using data from the 2000 census to examine vacancy in the Cleveland metro area
Bulk downloads of zip code data to examine racial differences in median income in the United States
Testing Significance of Economic Change in a State or Metropolitan Area
Downloading Data for all Places in a State to Look at Economic Change

Census Outreach - Complete Count Issues
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Project and Funders Census Initiative

Using PDQ Software and the Integrated Public Use Microdata
Series (IPUMS)

Albert Anderson, Public Data Queries and Ren Farley, University of Michigan
[ppt] [pdf]

Additional Resources
PDQ-Explore installation (readme file)
Six Examples presented by Ren Farley
PDQ Examples from the Seeded Scenarios
PDQ Help

Hands-on exercises using microdata (with PDQ and IPUMS)
Please find examples to try/expand in the Six Examples document or the PDQ Examples from the Seeded Scenarios.

Informal Question and Answer Session: Data collection strategies in the ACS and the decennial census
Mick Couper, University of Michigan

Project work
[users choose which room to work in; may shift back and forth]

Aggregate Data: Room 150A
American FactFinder and CensusScope
Helpers: DeWitt, Frey, Neidert, Somerman

Microdata: Room 150B
PDQ Explore; IPUMS-Census/ACS and IPUMS-CPS
Helpers: Anderson, Briske, and Farley

Paul Overberg will be available for consultation across rooms

Adjourn
Participants who wish to do so, may continue to work in the labs. Staff will be available to assist you.

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October 08, 2009

Workshop Presentations: Friday

Below are links to the lectures presented at the workshop. On occasion, there were handouts associated with a presentation. These are listed under the presentation.

Congressional Apportionment
Lisa Neidert, University of Michigan
[hands-on exercise with Census Estimates data and web tool]

The Changing Demographics of the Nation as We Look Forward
to the 2010 Census

Barbara Bryant, Research Scientist Emerita
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Director, 1990 Census, Bureau of the Census

[ppt] [pdf]

Ten things you should know about the Census Robert Groves, Director, Bureau of the Census

Story Board: Describe blog entry
Participants

Working Lunch
Speakers:
Paul Overberg, USA Today
Bill Frey, University of Michigan and Brookings

Project work
Participants will work with staff on their own projects. These can be
based on the Seeded Scenarios or an independent project. Tools can
include:
o Apportionment Tool
o CensusScope-based story
o Stories based on Census 2000 or ACS data drawn from American
FactFinder
o Analyzing census, ACS, or CPS data using PDQ

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