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Inclusive Data: Finding and Using US Census Bureau Data

Inclusive Data: Finding and Using US Census Bureau Data

The US Census and American Community Survey are both among the largest collections of US survey data, providing unparalleled detail about small racial groups, sparsely populated areas, and more.

This workshop provides interactive demonstrations and activities using the US Census data portal to answer real questions using recent data from the Census Bureau, as well as discussing challenges of working with Census data and alternative ways to access and interact with the data. Laptops will be available for those who do not bring their own.

This workshop is part of a new series on Inclusive Data. Each topic (starting with the Census) will be featured in two workshops - one on key characteristics and impacts of quantitative data on the topic, and another immediately following it with a hands-on demo using related data to explore issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. For questions or additional information, please contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Date:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Newman 207A, Online
Campus:
Blacksburg Campus
Audience:
    Alumni       Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Public       Undergraduates  
Categories:
    Workshop > Data Science       Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

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Nathaniel Porter

Social Science Data Consultant and Data Education Coordinator