Small area estimation provides a tool for community analysis. A procedure for accessing, selecting, joining and analyzing US Census data is provided. Skills acquired while completing the procedure include accessing census data, downloading boundary files and displaying themes. Such skills are valuable tools for students to possess as they enter the workforce.
Wolf-Branigin, Michael; Suh, Hyon-Sook; Muir, Star; and Ihara, Emily S.
"Applying Census Data for Small Area Estimation in Community and Social Service Planning,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 28.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol8/iss1/28