IPUMS International Census and Survey Microdata Workshop
About the Workshop
This free workshop will introduce students, researchers, and faculty to the IPUMS International microdata access system. Participants will learn to find and access harmonized international survey microdata and documentation tailored to their research agenda. The workshop takes place in a computing environment and includes hands-on exercises to familiarize participants with key features and functions of the IPUMS data access system. Download the flyer.
- Overview of the IPUMS database
- Data discovery and documentation orientation (interactive)
- Data registration application tips
- Create a custom microdata extract (interactive)
- Tabulator orientation (interactive)
- Statistical analysis demonstration
This workshop is appropriate for anyone from introductory data users to advance statisticians who would like access to rich population data. It is also appropriate for faculty, advisors, and librarians who seek information about data resources for their students.
About IPUMS International
IPUMS-International is a global partnership of national statistical offices, international organizations, and university researchers. Our goals are to preserve, harmonize, and disseminate confidentialized census data and documentation to qualified researchers worldwide, free of charge. With the May 2017 data release, the database will deliver data from 85 countries and 301 census samples with over 672 million person records available. Included in these totals, are microdata samples from the 2010-round of census taking for 50+ countries. The IPUMS-International project is housed at the IPUMS Center for Data Integration at the University of Minnesota. The project is supported by the United States granting institutions including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. It is made possible by the generous cooperation of participating National Statistical Offices from around the world.
Date and Time: October 26, 2017, 13:00-17:00
Venue: Teaching Lab 2, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
This workshop is hosted by DataFirst at the University of Cape Town.