Doug Hillmer has prepared the following presentation and documentation on the statistical calculator. This tool will allow users to calculator margins of error (MOE) to be used in conjunction with data products published from the American Community Survey.
Click here for the PowerPoint that was presented as a webinar on October 15, 2010 for APDU (Association of Public Data Users).
Click here to view the requirements documentation for the statistical calculator.
ACS vs. the Decennial Census Long Form
Article written by John Blodgett of Missouri: The American Community Survey vs. the Decennial Census Long Form: Are We Better Off Now Than We Were a Decade Ago?
ACS PUMS Inflation Adjustment
Information about using the ADJUST Variable in ACS PUMS: View Message
Spreadsheet to Calculate ACS Margins of Error and Statistical Significance for Sums, Proportions and Ratios
This calculator, updated 2/23/2009, from the New York Data Center allows users to produce the margins of error for the ACS when combining counts or proportions for a number of geographic areas. It also allows users to test significant differences between two estimates.
Using the ACS for Rural Research: A Presentation
A presentation by Richard Rathge of the North Dakota State Data Center for the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Manchester, NH, July 31, 2008.
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