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Data Services Class Descriptions

Information, materials, and schedules for all currently offered Data Services classes
Accessing U.S. Census Data is intended to be an overview of sources and concepts for accessing census data and its related products and surveys at NYU and beyond. The landscape of census data can be overwhelming, and extracting subsets to use in analysis can become challenging if you are not familiar with how individual Census Bureau surveys relate to each other. This session is a guide to beginning socio-demographic research with U.S. Census resources.

No required software

Duration: 60 min

Room description:

As our global pandemic continues, some tutorials are held remotely and require NYU sign on to access, while others are held in person, without a remote component. Please note the correct modality and location of the tutorial when registering

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Skills Taught / Learning Outcomes:
  • Become familiar with U.S. Census surveys, documentation, and methodology
  • Extract data from and customize as needed
  • Discover alternate sources for U.S. Census data at NYU
  • Identify U.S. Census Data indicators relative to urban analysis
  • Understand basic concepts of sampling, confidence intervals, and margin of error
Class Materials:
Related Classes:

Principles of Finding Data
Understanding Social Science Methods

Additional Training Materials: U.S. Census research guide; Guide to navigating [Frank Donnelly blog post]

Upcoming sessions for this tutorial