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Inclusive Data: Finding and Using US Census Bureau Data is a Course

Inclusive Data: Finding and Using US Census Bureau Data

Oct 20 - Oct 20, 2021
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Term: Fall 2021

Date: October 20th, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Newman Library 207A & Online through Zoom

Instructors: Nathaniel Porter

Presented By: University Libraries (LIB)

 

Description:

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.

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