Events and Activities

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Session 0: Course Introduction
Aug 24 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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We will introduce the teaching environment (technical and organizationally), and present the class itself.
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Aug
31
Thu
2017
Session 1: Overview of the U.S. Statistical System
Aug 31 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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An overview of the U.S. statistical system is given.

 

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Sep
7
Thu
2017
Session 2: History of the Federal Statistical Infrastructure
Sep 7 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Margo Anderson (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) presents on the history of the federal statistical system (flipped classroom). She will be present to discuss the lecture.

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Historical Perspectives on the U.S. Federal Statistical System

About the Guest Lecturer

Margo Anderson, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Margo Anderson

Margo Anderson is Distinguished Professor of History & Urban Studies at the University of Wisconson – Milwaukee. She specializes in American social, urban and women’s history and has research interests in both urban history and the history of the social sciences and the development of statistical data systems, particularly the census. Her publications include Who Counts? The Politics of Census Taking in Contemporary America (2001), coauthored with Stephen E. Fienberg, and a coedited volume with Victor Greene, Perspectives on Milwaukee’s Past (University of Illinois Press, 2009). Her most recent publication, of particular relevance to this class, is The American Census: A Social History, Second Edition. Yale University Press, 2015. More information about Margo can be found at her University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee website and her personal website.

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Sep
14
Thu
2017
Session 3: Universes, Populations, Frames, and Sampling
Sep 14 @ 16:25 – 16:30
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This class coincides with FSRDC system’s annual conference. There will be no in-classroom activity at most sites on this day (please check with local coordinator). The content of this section will be discussed on Sept 21, 2017, so students should take the time to view the materials on edX during this week.

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Sep
21
Thu
2017
Session 4: Measuring People and Households
Sep 21 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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This lecture is a “flipped” lecture.

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Sep
28
Thu
2017
Session 5: Measuring Business and Economic Activity
Sep 28 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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This lecture is a “flipped” lecture. 

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Lab

The lab will be posted on edX.

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Oct
5
Thu
2017
Session 6: Measuring Jobs
Oct 5 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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This lecture is a “flipped” lecture. 
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Flipped Classroom

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Lab

The lab will be posted on edX.

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Oct
12
Thu
2017
Session 7: Data from Other Statistical Agencies and Other Sources
Oct 12 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Health statistics, energy statistics, agricultural statistics, others. Registered-based statistics, organic data. Details to come.

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Oct
19
Thu
2017
Session 8: Census Geography
Oct 19 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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This will be “flipped classroom” on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – basic geocoding, geographic concepts, and other topics.

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Oct
26
Thu
2017
Session 9: Restricted Access Data and Replicability
Oct 26 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Flipped classrom about access to restricted access data. Students will be introduced to the research proposal mechanism of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center.

Discussion will focus on how to access various restricted access data sets. Guest presenters may be present live in the videoconference classroom.

Part 3 switches gears, and discusses the need for and the requirements of replicable science (in general, and in restricted-access environments). This part is a live lecture by Lars Vilhuber.

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