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American Community Survey Webinars
The ACS Data Users Group is offering the following webinar: Tutorial on the New Online Community for ACS Data Users on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 1–2 PM. Register for this webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/127526976.
- Using the ACS to look at trends over time (Intermediate/Advanced), October 2013
- Understanding and using ACS multiyear estimates (Beginner/Intermediate), December 2013
- ACS Basics (Beginner), February 2014
- Accessing ACS data through American FactFinder (Beginner/Intermediate), April 2014
- Accessing ACS Summary Files through the Census Bureau’s FTP site (Expert), June 2014
- Levels of geography available from the ACS (Beginner/Intermediate/Expert), September 2014
- Understanding margins of error and approaches to evaluating the precision of ACS estimates (Intermediate/Advanced), October 2014
- Strategies to improve the precision of ACS estimates (e.g., aggregating geographies or collapsing categories) (Intermediate/Expert), December 2014
- Accessing and choosing between ACS data products (Beginner/Intermediate), February 2015
- Communicating and displaying information about margins of error in the ACS (Beginner, Intermediate, Expert), April 2015
See the ACS Data Users Group website for more information.
Announcement from the Cornell Population Center:
Call for Papers/Posters: CPC-CAPS 5th Annual Encore Conference
Friday, October 18, 2013 at Syracuse University
This joint conference between the Cornell Population Center (CPC) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) at Syracuse University provides an opportunity for CPC and CAPS faculty and graduate students to share work they have presented previously at conferences with their colleagues.
As CPC and CAPS affiliates, you areinvited to submit encore papers and posters from any professional meeting during the last academic year (e.g., PAA, GSA, or APPAM) or during this summer (at ASHE, ASA, RSS). As you know, the Encore Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for faculty and graduate students to share their research with their demography colleagues. We always need more posters. So unroll your posters and share them with your colleagues!
Of course, all CPC and CAPS affiliates are invited to attend the Encore Conference whether a paper/poster is presented or not. Like last year, the event will include paper sessions throughout the day, followed by a reception.
Please submit your abstracts to Erin Oatesby September 20, 2013.
IPUMS-International releases 27 new samples
As of July, 2013, there are 27 new census microdata samples available in the IPUMS-International database:
- Argentina 2010
- Bangladesh 1991, 2001, 2011
- Brazil 2010
- Burkina Faso 1985, 1996, 2006
- Cameroon 1976, 1987, 2005
- Ecuador 2010
- Fiji 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007
- Haiti 1971, 1982, 2003
- Kenya 1969, 1979, 2009
- Kyrgyz Republic 2009
- Panama 2010
- South Sudan 2008
- United States 2010
The samples for Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, and the United States extend the pre-existing data series for those countries. The South Sudan sample is composed of cases that were formerly included in the Sudan 2008 dataset.
The data release includes approximately 40 new integrated and 2500 unharmonized source variables. In addition to these population microdata, we added more GIS boundary files as well as migration and mortality records for selected countries.
The database now contains records for 543,968,021 persons from 238 censuses in 74 countries. https://international.ipums.org/international/samples.shtml.
New tracking of grade school academic data
A $100 million database charts the academic paths of public school students. See K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents.
CISER staff will be presenting the NSF Census Research Network (NCRN) at the following conferences:
- Joint Statistical Meeting August 2013
- Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) November 2013
CU staff faculty collaboration
Sarah Wright, data librarian, and Cliff Kraft, associate professor of natural resources, join forces to assist students to understand the data life cycle and management of their research data. See Library-faculty collaboration helps students conquer data.
See the latest about the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG).