The OKC Demographic Analysis Workshop™ - One Day Workshop
When: One day workshops on March 24th, 25th & 26th 2004
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 50 Penn Place, 1900 NW
Expressway, Suite R305, Oklahoma City, Ok 73118
Fee: $225 for payment at time of registration, $249 regular price
The Local Demographic Analysis Workshop™ (LDAW) will teach you to extract, query, download, analyze, map and present 2002-1990 demographic data for Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. Such data can provide grant writers, social researchers and community planners with powerful tools for analyzing community changes. Participants receive a comprehensive workbook that includes the workshop presentation, exercises, reference materials and a valuable Demographic Data Resource CD. This CD includes useful GIS tools such as ArcExplorer and several shapefiles for the entire US. (Workshop focuses on OKC, but techniques are transferable to any location.)
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How to Register? Visit www.smartgirltechnologies.com or call 877-241-6576.
This workshop will:
Teach you to extract, query, download, analyze, map and present 2000-1990 Census and 2002 American Community Survey data that includes Income, Race/Ethnicity, Age, Housing, Language and Transportation
Teach you to construct a Local Community Change Profile™. The Profile is comprised of 25 key demographic variables and customized for Oklahoma City and a Census tract within Oklahoma City (participants may also substitute their own community)
Teach you analytical, demographic and spatial analysis techniques including commonly used mathematical formulas to transform raw data into compelling information
Teach you about Census geography including common problems such as working with non-Census boundaries, analyzing change over time despite boundary changes and how to use new mapping functionality recently built in to American Factfinder
Provide you with an extensive LDAW workbook that includes the a copy of the presentation, exercises, exercise answers and written reference materials
Provide a valuable Demographic Data Resource CD™ that includes useful GIS tools such as ArcExplorer, a free map browser produced by ESRI
Provide several boundary shapefiles such as tracts, counties, cities,water and school district boundaries for the entire United States
Entitle you to receive Information Activist™, a quarterly e-letter highlighting new data rich websites and interesting social research
Learn techniques to present data in clear, compelling ways in terms of tabular, graphical and spatial data.
Former Workshop Participants' Comments:
Special Care Services, Dallas, TX 2003
"This workshop really demystified the Census website and I will be using this information for years to come."
North Lake College, Dallas, TX 2003
"This was absolutely first rate class! Very useful indeed."
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston TX 2003
"The applied exercises are extremely helpful. The Instructor was very knowledgeable! I gained much greater familiarity with Census data, particularly with finding the data I need!"
NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy, NYC 2003
"This workshop presented a clear and precise overview. It was very useful!"
Smartgirl Technologies is a social research company located in Portland, Oregon. For more information about the workshop, who we are and what we do, check out our website at www.smartgirltechnologies.com.
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