Combining Institutional and U.S. Census Data to Set Benchmarks. 27 th Annual Conference Texas Association for Institutional Research February 22-25, 2005 Bruce Lockhart and Joe Meyer Texas State University San Marcos. Why benchmark with U.S. Census Bureau data?.
27th Annual Conference
February 22-25, 2005
Bruce Lockhart and Joe Meyer
Texas State University
Administrator and Faculty Diversity
Diversity indices at U.S. & Texas State
Projections of Texas State growth by county, age, gender, and ethnicity:
CensusScope at http://www.censusscope.org
U.S. Census at http://factfinder.census.gov
U.S. Census at http://www.census.gov
Texas State Data Center at http://txsdc.utsa.edu
Census >ACS Home > Data Tables Main > Data Profiles 2003 > Texas
From here you can highlight the table you want to use and copy it into an Excel worksheet
Want to download data to play with? This can be done in several formats including Access, SAS and CSV.
The following will give you data profiles for Texas and metropolitan areas within the state.
What is TheDataWeb?
TheDataWeb brings together under one umbrella demographic, economic, environmental, health, (and more) datasets that are usually separated by geography and/or organization. TheDataWeb is the infrastructure for intelligent browsing and accessing data across the Internet.
TheDataWeb provides access across the Internet to demographic, economic, environmental, health, and other databases housed in different systems in different agencies and organizations. TheDataWeb is a collection of systems and software that provide data query and extract capabilities, as well as data analysis and visualization tools, i.e., the DataFerrett.
Why do you need TheDataWeb?
You will need TheDataWeb if you want to integrate your own datasets or survey results or setup your organization's data. You will also need TheDataWeb if you/your organization wants to participate as a DataWeb Servlet system or Data node.
What is the DataFerrett?
DataFerrett is a unique data mining and extraction tool. DataFerrett allows you to select a databasket full of variables and then recode those variables as you need. You can then develop and customize tables. Selecting your results in your table you can create a chart or graph for a visual presentation into an html page. Save your data in the databasket and save your table for continued reuse. DataFerrett helps you locate and retrieve the data you need across the Internet to your desktop or system, regardless of where the data resides. DataFerrett:
Current DataSets Available through DataFerrett:
Searchable Topics under DataFerrett
American Community Survey (ACS)American Housing Survey (AHS)Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES)Current Population Survey (CPS)Decennial Census of Population and Housing (Census2000)National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)National Center for Health Statistics Mortality-Underlying Cause-of-Death (MORT)National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES)National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)*National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Assocated Recreation (FHWAR)Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD)
DataFerrett User's Guide
Part 1 - Getting StartedChapter 01 - History of the DataFerrettChapter 02 - DataFerrett at a GlanceChapter 03 - System RequirementsChapter 04 - Major Functions of DataFerrettPart 2 - MicrodataChapter 05 - Overview of Major FunctionsChapter 06 - Step 1: Select Survey & Variables TabChapter 07 - Browse Variables WindowChapter 08 - Step 2: The DataBasket TabChapter 09 - Recode WindowChapter 10 - Step 3: Download / Make a TableChapter 11 - Using the Geography WizardChapter 12 - Make a TableChapter 13 - Make A Graph Chapter 14 - Make A Map Chapter 15 - Microdata vs. Aggregate DataChapter 16 - Application vs. AppletSpecial Instructions for Extractions for SIPP Users
Publishing Data to DataFerrett
DataFerrett MIF Description
MetaData Information File Users' Guide