Cornell University Cornell University CISER

Course Requirements

Eligible Students

Any student enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a university associated with a Census Research Data Center or a Canadian Research Data Centre may take this course. Students at Cornell register for INFO 747 (or ILRLE 740, identical). Students at other US universities, contact the RDC nearest to your location (see to find out your options. Students at Canadian universities, contact the Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS) in Montreal for further information. 


The course meets in lecture weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-6:30pm. 


There is one lab per week. The lab is intended to be completed after the weekly lecture.


Students taking the course for credit are expected to attend every lecture and complete all labs. Any student who wishes to take the course for a grade must either complete the take home final examination or submit a proposal to the Census Research Data Center for a project. If you intend to submit a proposal, you must have a faculty mentor at your graduate institution. It is important that you and your mentor contact the RDC you intend you use early in the semester.

The course will be letter graded and you will receive the grade from the instructor of record at your university.


Auditing students are expected to attend every lecture and complete all labs. Casual auditors will not be allowed.