ASA 2018 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
Overview of QR (Esther): Slides
QR Assessment (Esther): Slides
Intro to Modules and WebChip (Jill): Slides; (2) Handout 1; (3) Handout 2
Examining Disability and Gender with SDA (Esther): Handout
Summary vs. Micro Data: Handout

Demand for Quantitative Literacy in Sciences: Nature Neuroscience: Erroneous Analyses

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

Datasets
Census Bureau ACS PUMS Documentation

ACS Compass Guides

SSDAN Resources
WebCHIP: http://ssdan.net/datacounts/webchip/
PIPS: http://pips.ssdan.net/

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/