Call For Session Proposals Now Open

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  Call For Session Proposals Now Open Full Information Save the Date APDU is welcoming proposals for the Data Symposium 2022, A Future For Good: How Public Data Helps Us Create Resiliency and Equity for All, (May 3 – 4, 2022). With economic, public health, and governance challenges arising from COVID-19 and political polarization, trustworthy […]

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Beginner R Training: Starts in 28 Days

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  Beginner R Training: Data Science for Community, Workforce, and Economic Development Research February 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET  Training Begins in 28 Days! Full Details & Registration Are you sick and tired of manually manipulating data in Excel? Are you eager to level up your data science […]

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APDU Member Post: Assessing the Use of Differential Privacy for the 2020 Census: Summary of What We Learned from the CNSTAT Workshop

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The Census Bureau’s solution to protecting privacy is a new DAS based on a methodology referred to as Differential Privacy (DP). The Census commissioned the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to host a 2-day Workshop on 2020 Census Data Products: Data Needs and Privacy Considerations, held in Washington, DC, on December 11-12, 2019. This post provides an overview of the findings.

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APDU Board Member: Learn about new data sources at the APDU Annual Conference

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If you ask a data user to name public data sources, she might name the decennial census, American Community Survey, National Vital Statistics System, or Current Population Survey. Each of those sources provides robust, timely, accurate public data on important topics like population, housing, and employment. Yet the “big name” public data sources merely hint at the breadth and depth of data available, which includes information on consumer expenditures, healthcare access and utilization, and participation in the arts.

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364 Days Until Census Day 2020!

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APDU staff attended the Census 2020: Navigating the National and Local Challenges panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution to hear legal, demographic, and Census experts discuss a Decennial Census that has garnered interest both for its importance and for its controversies. Primary questions from the meeting revolved implications of including the citizenship question in the Decennial Census, cybersecurity, and how to encourage residents to respond.

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APDU is a membership network of individuals and organizations that provide a voice for public data. We foster communication between data users and stakeholders regarding important issues of government information and statistical policy. APDU Members enjoy a number of benefits – click through to learn more!

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