Item101 - Introduction to Data Sets: The National Center for Veterans Analysis and StatisticsGarin, Tom (APDU's Public Data University, 2015-05-20)Part of APDU's Public Data University series, this webinar serves as a baseline learning experience and systematic overview of Veteran Data at the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS). NCVAS supports planning, analysis, and decision-making activities through the collection, validation, analysis, and dissemination of key statistics on Veteran population and VA programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This presentation will provide answers to the following questions: What is the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics? How many Veterans are there? How are the dollars distributed? What services and benefits are Veterans using? How are Veterans geographically concentrated? What do we know about Veterans? What data are we collecting? Who can you contact if you want to know more about Veteran data? Item101- Introduction to Data Sets: Insights into HUD USERLevitt, Rachelle L.; Zachmann, Will; Richardson, Todd (APDU's Public Data University, 2015-04-15)Need data or research on housing and community development issues? HUDuser.org is your source. HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R) disseminates research and information through HUDuser.org. Hear how huduser.org can be used by practitioners for the latest publications, data releases, and best practices that help improve life in American communities. Item101 - Introduction to Data Sets: National Center for Science and Engineering StatisticsGawalt, John (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-12-17)Mr. John Gawalt, Director of the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) will present an overview of NCSES's data collection activities, available data, and will touch briefly on analytic and information products developed by NCSES. Item301 - The Path to the 2020 Census Design DecisionBishop, Deirdre (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-10-22)The Census Bureau is planning to announce the preliminary 2020 Census design decision in September 2015. This presentation covers the four key design areas — reengineering address canvassing, optimizing self response, utilizing administrative records, and reengineering field operations. The presentation outlines the related design options and/or components and the questions that need to be answered in order to make the design decision. Item101 - Introduction to Data Sets: Census Bureau Demographic and Decennial ProgramsBynum, LaTerri; Kim, Jennifer (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-10-01)Part of APDU's Public Data University series, this webinar serves as a baseline learning experience and systematic overview of demographic and decennial statistics at the U.S. Census Bureau. This presentation will provide answers to the following questions: What are the primary data products? What are the methods of data collection and analysis? How frequently are the data updated? At what level geography are they published? When does publication occur relative to the reference period? How are the data disseminated? How is the agency's web delivery system structured? Internally, what services are provided to support data collection and analysis? Who can the user contact if they want to know more about the data program? Item301 - Understanding Online Jobs Ads DataStrohl, Jeff; Jayasundera, Tamara (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-04-30)As the use of online job ads has proliferated beyond the simple job-search model, the research community is increasingly experimenting with the detailed breakdown of online job ads. Despite increased usage, there has been limited research assessing the usefulness of this data source to study labor market dynamics. Researchers from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University will present findings from a new report that sheds light on the emergence of online job ads data. While useful in measuring labor demand and honing in on previously inaccessible variables, online job ads data come with limitations. Part of Public Data University's "301 - Special Topics" series, this webinar will discuss and analyze properties of these data sets, particularly as they relate to traditional, survey-based sources. Item101 - Introduction to Data Sets: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Demographic StatisticsAud, Susan (APDU's Public Data University, 2014-04-16)Part of APDU's Public Data University series, this webinar serves as a baseline learning experience and systematic overview of demographic statistics at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This presentation will explore the following questions: What data are collected? Who are the primary users? What research questions are most frequently answered with the agency's data set? How are the data collected? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How frequently are the data updated? At what level geography are they collected? What is the delay between the reference period and publication? How are the data disseminated? How is the agency's web delivery system structured? Who can the user contact if they want to know more about the data program? Item101 - The 2010 Census: Preparations for a Complete CountWeinberg, Daniel H.; U.S. Census Bureau (Association of Public Data Users, 2009-04-14)The importance of the decennial census is discussed as well as the confidentiality measures protecting rights of respondents to privacy. The main focus of the webinar is upon the re-engineered approach to census taking that was undertaken in 2010 in an effort in improve coverage and conduct the census in a cost efficient manner. Item101 - An Overview of the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), the Nation's Largest Household Travel SurveyContrino, Heather; US Department of Transportation (Association of Public Data Users, 2009-07-16)The NHTS is the only national data source on travel demand and travel behavior of the American public. The survey measures travel by US households for all modes and all purposes and it has been conducted since 1969. Item201 - The American Community Survey: Tracking How We Change with Multi-Year EstimatesTaeuber, Cynthia M.; Kennedy-Puthoff, Alexa; CMTaeuber&; Associates (Association of Public Data Users, 2009-11-18)An overview of the American Community Survey with particular emphasis on the multi-year period estimates the Census Bureau will produce. These multi-year estimates make data available for smaller geographic areas, as well as improve the statistical reliability of estimates for larger geographic areas. Most surveys produce point estimates for a particular date. Interpreting multi-year estimates requires an understanding of how they are prepared. Item201 - Targeting the Hard To Count: A Tool for Improving Census CoverageRomalewski, Steven; CUNY Mapping Services (Association of Public Data Users, 2010-03-18)Using interactive mapping accessed via the City University of New York Graduate Center Mapping Services website, persons engaged in targeting their efforts to improve coverage in the 2010 Census—including Census officials, state and local government officials, and local “Be Counted” committees—can get the needed information. Item201 - User Needs for Calculating Standard Errors in the ACSHillmer, Doug (Association of Public Data Users, 2010-10-15)Users of the American Community Survey—a survey based on a complex sample design--need ways to assess statistical quality of estimates and derive statistical information from estimates. This webinar describes the requirements of a “statistical calculator” that would enable users to more easily and accurately develop measures of the statistical reliability of estimates generated from the American Community Survey. Item201 - Using the 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-year Data to Study Small Areas and Change Over TimeAlexander, Trent; Scanniello, Nicole (Association of Public Data Users, 2011-01-20)Issues with ACS multi-year data, including making comparisons over time and with decennial data. Item101 - Delivering What Users Want: The History of U.S. Census Small Area DataSnow, Michael (Association of Public Data Users, 2011-09-07)Since the late nineteenth century, the U.S. Census Bureau has met the growing demand for new types of small area data. Beginning with the 1890 Census, a history of the Census Bureau's small area data, tract level data, block group and block level data, and more. Item101 - National Longitudinal Surveys from the Bureau of Labor StatisticsMeisenheimer, Jay (Association of Public Data Users, 2011-11-29)Overview of the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Surveys program, the population groups that have been surveyed by BLS, and the types of information collected in the surveys. Item201 - The 1940 Census in the Context of the Great Depression and New DealPotter, Constance (Association of Public Data Users, 2012-06-21)Discussion of the 1940 census in the context of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. Item101 - Civic Data Challenge: Turning Raw Data into Community ToolsTate, Kristi; McDonald, Sean (Association of Public Data Users, 2012-10-16)Detailed look at whether GDP, or civic health, is a better measure of community well-being. Item101 - Data Dissemination Group Presentations: U.S. Census BureauFrutiger, Dean; U.S. Census Bureau (Association of Public Data Users, 2012-11-08)Government agencies present their proposals to update their websites and data accessibility.