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CE 2023 Public Use Microdata Workshop

July 18-20, 2023: The annual free CE Microdata Users’ Workshop sessions are geared to microdata users of all levels of experience. The workshop is designed to help you learn how to use CE public use microdata using your own programming skills. Experts proficient in multiple programming languages are readily available to assist with technical issues. After completion of this workshop, attendees can expect to not only obtain a well-rounded understanding of the estimation methodology used by the CE, but also the skills required to correctly apply those methods using various statistical software platforms.

Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to specify on the registration form the statistical software package you intend to use during the hands-on training. We highly recommend reviewing the Getting Started Guide and downloading the 2021 datasets that will be used in the workshop practical training sessions prior to the event.

Attendees with detailed questions about projects in progress using CE data, or who have suggestions about improving CE products, are encouraged to Meet with an Expert.

The event will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams Live Stream, and it is free to attend.

  • Thank you for a highly successful 2021 Workshop!

Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding workshop? Please contact us.


Last Modified Date: March 23, 2023