Analyzing 2020 Census and 2016-2020 ACS Data using R:
A Webinar Series for Teachers and Researchers
The Social Science Data Analysis Network (www.SSDAN.net ) at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center is hosting a webinar series called Analyzing 2020 Census and 2016-2020 ACS Data using R. These webinars will be led by Kyle Walker, Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and R developer. During three free virtual workshops, participants will learn how to use R to analyze census data for use in courses and research in sociology, economics, public policy, urban studies and related disciplines. Please click HERE to register.
Workshop 1: Analyzing 2020 Census data with R and tidycensus - Thursday, March 10, 11AM-2PM EST
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the tidycensus R package for working with US Census Bureau data. Tidycensus allows R users to swiftly access custom extracts of decennial Census and American Community Survey data and formats it for analysis with R’s tidyverse suite of packages. Participants will learn the basics of tidycensus; how to summarize and explore Decennial Census data with tidyverse tools; and how to create informative Census data visualizations in R. No prior experience with R is required, and analysts new to R are welcomed!
Workshop 2: Making maps of 2020 Census data with R - Friday, March 18, 11AM-2PM EDT
This workshop will introduce participants to tools for spatial data analysis and GIS in R with applied examples using 2020 Decennial Census data. Participants will learn how to perform common GIS tasks in R and make both static and interactive maps with the 2020 Census. The workshop will cover R’s sf package for spatial data; the tigris and tidycensus packages for Census geographic data; and mapping with tools like ggplot2, Leaflet, and Mapbox. No prior experience with R’s spatial tools is required for this workshop - the only requirement is a curiosity about maps and spatial data!
Workshop 3: Using the new 2016-2020 American Community Survey estimates in R - Friday, March 25, 11AM-2PM EDT
In this workshop, participants will use the tidycensus R package to analyze new 2016-2020 American Community Survey estimates. Due to low response rates, the US Census Bureau delayed release of the 2020 five-year estimates until March 2022. Participants can explore fresh data while learning about tidyverse tools and data visualization in R. The workshop requires no prior experience with R's spatial tools - only interest in the results of the American Community Survey.
Please click HERE to register. Each workshop will be held fully remotely. There is no cost for attending this virtual webinar and no prior experience with R is required.