ASA 2016 Course: Incorporating ACS and US Census Data into Undergraduate Courses

Helpful links

Files for Today
Presentation: Goals and Why Teach with Data
Presentation: Brief Overview of ACS
Intro to WebChip (Jill): Module 1, Module 2
Other Online Tools (Esther): SDA Module
Begin Developing Your Own Modules: Module Template

More Information on ACS from the Census Bureau
Census Bureau Summer Camp Webinar Series
ACS Information Guide
Census through Time
How the ACS Works
ACS Community
ACS Design Methodology Report

Datasets
Census Bureau 2014 5-year PUMS Documentation
ACS 2014 5-year PUMS repackaged for Education (~3GB) (SAS)
ACS 2014 5-year PUMS sub-sample (~700MB) (SAS)(Stata)(SPSS)
ACS 2014 5-year PUMS sub-sample (~60MB) (SAS) (Stata)(SPSS)
ACS 2014 5-year PUMS sub-sample (~6MB) (SAS)(Stata)(SPSS)
ACS 2014 5-year PUMS EARN.dat (~500MB) (SAS)(Stata)(SPSS)

ACS Compass Guides

SSDAN Resources
WebCHIP4: http://ssdan.net/datacounts/webchip/
PiPS: http://pips.ssdan.net/

Segregation Slideshow on Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/2011/03/29/most_segregated_cities/slide_show/1

Other Tools for Accessing ACS Data
Social Explorer: http://www.socialexplorer.com/
ESRI Tapestry: http://www.esri.com/landing-pages/tapestry
Census Reporter: http://censusreporter.org/
IPUMS: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/
NHGIS: https://www.nhgis.org/
Brookings State of Metropolitan America: http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/state-of-metropolitan-america-indicator-map
Kids Count Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/
Urban Institute Data/Viz: http://www.urban.org/data-viz
Population Reference Bureau (PRB): http://www.prb.org/
            DataFinder: http://www.prb.org/DataFinder.aspx
            ACS/Census: http://www.prb.org/Topics/US-Census-and-ACS.aspx

Other tools
GapMinder: http://www.gapminder.org/