Introducing ACS Data Analysis into Undergraduate Courses (June 16-18, 2016)

As part of an NICHD funded project, the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan will host a workshop to enable college and university professors to develop class modules using topics from the American Community Survey for courses they will teach during the 2016-2017 academic year. The workshop will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 16-18, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Presentations

Workshop Agenda

Day 1

Why is Demography Important for Students
Basics of the American Community Survey (ACS)

Jill Bouma - Walkthrough of a Module

Kathy Rowell - Creating a Module
Mickey Pabello - Data Analysis and Statistics Course Using ACS

 

Day 2

 

ACS Geography and Variables

 

Day 3

To be added . . .

Helpful links

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

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/