Call for applications: U.S. Census Bureau International Workshop Announcement

Introduction to Applied Data Analysis
Washington DC, United States, 12-16 June 2017
Deadline for applications: 28 April 2017
The U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs will conduct a workshop on Introduction to Applied Data Analysis from June 12 to 16, 2017 at our headquarters office near Washington, D.C..
This workshop will present the main components of data analysis from a practical perspective. It will feature hands-on work applied to real-world data using modern computational tools. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the processes behind data analysis including data wrangling, exploratory analysis, descriptive statistics, predictive analysis, and reporting and visualization. They will learn to use modern statistical software to assist in these processes as well as how to think about and identify issues related to data analysis. Hands-on exercises will provide participants the opportunity to apply the analytic techniques and computational methods covered during the workshop and to become familiar with the statistical software environment. Participants who have their own data sets will have the opportunity to apply the techniques learned in the course and to receive feedback on their results.

Course Contents

  • Exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics, and predictive data analysis with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the data set
  • Data wrangling, including importing, conversions, transformations, and quality control
  • Methods of reporting and visualization with an emphasis on best practices for accurately communicating results
  • Statistical software use to assist in analysis of real world data, including population and economic data, and/or participant-provided data
This introductory workshop is designed to meet the needs of participants involved in national programs that regularly consume and report on data gathered from a variety of sources. No previous experience applying data analytics or using statistical software packages is required. Good computer skills are preferred.

How to apply 

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring a participant for this workshop, please email expressions of interest to and you will receive an application form. The deadline for submission of applications is April 28, 2017.  
Please pass this information to anyone else who might be interested in this training. We expect the workshop to fill rapidly, and after that, potential participants will be waitlisted.


About the International Programs of the U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products. For over 60 years, the Census Bureau has performed international analytical work and assisted in the collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and use of statistics with counterpart governments in over 100 countries.
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