Public health officials, nonprofits, grant seekers and other students will learn how to work with the PUMS data, identify research questions that can be answered by PUMS, and discuss opportunities for using these data in their work.
- Working with the PUMS dataset:
– Types of tables that can be created
– Importing and exporting data (e.g., SAS, Excel, DATAFERRETT)
– Types and level of skills required
– Strengths, limitations and reliability of PUMS
- Understand how PUMS compares to other similar data sets:
– Areas of overlap
– Unique aspects
If you have a group interested in participating in this curriculum or if you would like to hear about the program from prior participants, please contact Kari Bruffett for more information.
The full curriculum is available in full or by topic section.
- PUMS Training: Full Curriculum (Parts I-V)
- PUMS Training Part I: What is PUMS?
- PUMS Training Part II: Developing Research Questions
- PUMS Training Part III: Deep Dive
- PUMS Training Part IV: DataFerrett and Other Tools
- PUMS Training Part V: PUMS vs. Other Datasets
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