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San Diego Demographic Analysis Workshops (Jan 21, 22 & 23)

From: Gina Clemmer
Subject: San Diego Demographic Analysis Workshops (Jan 21, 22 & 23)
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:08:07 -0000

San Diego Demographic Analysis Workshop Details


When:  January 21st, 22nd & 23rd (This is a one day workshop. Participants may choose either day.)

Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 7480 Miramar Road, Bldg B, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92126

Fee:     $225 for payment at time of registration, $249 regular price

How To Register: Visit www.smartgirltechnologies.com or call us at 877-241-6576



The Local Demographic Analysis Workshop (LDAW)™ will teach you to extract, query, download, analyze, map and present 2002-1990 demographic data for San Diego and surrounding communities.These data can provide grant writers, social researchers and community planners with a current snap shot of community demographics.

In this unique, hands-on workshop participants will use disaggregated data from the 2002 American Community Survey (ACS) and 2000 Census of Population and Housing, for various geographies from neighborhood level to nationally. Participants receive a LDAW 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.


Participants will also receive Information Activist, a quarterly e-letter highlighting new data rich websites and interesting social research.


(For a detailed agenda, description of materials and to see workshop reviews, visit www.smartgirltechnologies.com )

The Local Demographic Analysis Workshop (LDAW)will:


  • Teach you to extract, query, download, analyze, map and present 2002-1990 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data that includes Income, Race/Ethnicity, Age, Housing, Language and Transportation;
  • Teach you to construct a Local Community Change Profile(tm). The Profile is comprised of 25 key demographic variables and customized for San Diego and a Census tract within San Diego  (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.


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Former Workshop Participants' Comments:

King County, Washington, Public Health Department, Seattle 2003
"The workshop was absolutely fantastic. It was full of very useful information presented in a completely user-friendly way.  The instructor was wonderful. Thank you very much."

Washington State Library, Seattle, WA 2002
"Very good, concise introduction/overview of demographic analysis using official census data. I really enjoyed the instruction, and would take more classes on a variety of subjects through Smartgirl if they were offered."

Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA 2002
"The materials were excellent and what I liked best about the course was that it was hands on.  The class was very helpful and useful."

NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy, NYC 2003
"This workshop presented a clear and precise overview. It was very useful."

Smartgirl Technologies, the creator of the original "Local Demographic Analysis Workshop"  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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