Events & Workshops

The TXCRDC regularly hosts presentations, workshops, and occasional special events to benefit researchers who are involved with or interested in learning about RDC-based research. 

The discussion and speaker series runs during the regular academic year. Other events included Proposal Development Workshops (held at least once a semester) and occasional special events often including visitors from the U.S. Census Bureau and from other RDCs in the national RDC network. 

We distribute Email reminders and flyers before events.  Send a brief note to here to be included in the distribution list. 


UPCOMING EVENTS:


April 16, 2015 - Workshop: Estimating Multi-Level Models using Restricted Data in the RDC: Examples using SAS, Stata, and R

Time:Thursday, 2:45PM

Presented by Dr. Oi-Man Kwok, Professor of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 


May 8, 2015 - Proposal Development Workshop

Time:Friday, 11:45-3:00PM

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to view the latest call for seed grant proposals.

 


Researcher Appreciation Reception (Time/Date/Location TBD)


RECENT EVENTS:


March 12, 2015 - Mark Ellis - Speaker Presentation

Time:Thursday, 3:30 - 4:45PM

Residential Segregation of Multiracial Households in US Urban Areas.

Presented by Dr. Mark Ellis, Executive Director, Northwest Census Research Data Center, Professor of Geography.

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

Please click here for additional information.

Please click here for slides from the presentation.

 


February 18-19, 2015 - Scott Long - Project Management Workshop

Time:Wednesday Afternoon Session 1, 3:30 - 4:45PM

Thursday Morning Sessions 2 & 3, 9:30AM - 11:45AM, lunch, Noon - 12:45PM

Thursday Afternoon Sessions 4 & 5, 1:00PM - 4:30PM

This is a two-day workshop that will review best practices for managing social science research projects. It will feature selected coverage of material from the book "The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata" by Scott Long. It covers topics beginning with data set creation and documentation, to managing intermediate work files, preparation of analysis data sets, organizing run streams for reproduceable results, and related issues.

Presented by Dr. Scott Long, Indiana University, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Departments of Sociology and Statistics.

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

Please click here for a flyer with the workshop agenda.

Please click here for slides from Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, and Session 6.

 


January 30, 2015 - Project Management Workshop Preview

Time:Friday, 11:45AM-3:00PM

This workshop provides an introduction to best practices for managing social science research projects. It previews the upcoming Scott Long Workshop on project management and reviews basic issues in project management with introductions to and applications using SAS, Stata, and R.

Presented by Dr. Mark Fossett, Director, Texas Census Research Data Center, and Nathaniel Rosenheim, TXCRDC Research Associate.

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

Please click here for the Stata, SAS, and R program reviewed during the workshop.

Please click here for part I and part II of the workshop slides.

 


December 11, 2014 - Proposal Development Workshop

Time:Thursday, 11:45AM-3:00PM

Presented by Dr. Mark Fossett, Director, Texas Census Research Data Center, and Bethany DeSalvo, RDC Administrator

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

Please click here for a flyer with the workshop agenda.

Please click here for materials presented at previous workshops.

 


November 13, 2014 - BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY DATA ON HEALTHCARE AT THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Alice M. Zawacki, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

About the Speaker:Dr. Zawacki is Senior Economist with the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau (PhD, Economics, Connecticut). Her research interests include: health insurance and health care access, and health care costs and their impact on small businesses. Dr. Zawacki is an expert on restricted access data sets that can be used to conduct research on the economics of health insurance and health care access. Her presentation will review relevant census datasets such as: Economic Census of Services, Services Annual Survey, Quarterly Services Survey, and the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. She also will discuss the establishment-based survey that Census collects under sponsorship by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) and she will discuss Census plans for collecting data related to the Affordable Care Act.

Please click here for additional information.

 


October 30, 2014 - THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN? ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN SUBSIDIZED HOUSING
AND LABOR MARKET INEQUALITY IN NEW ORLEANS

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Sara Gleave, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Texas Census Research Data Center

 

Location:Room 103 Donald L. Houston Building

 

About the Speaker:Dr. Gleave's areas of interest include labor markets, ethnic entrepreneurship, subsidized housing and urban inequality. She earned her doctorate in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (PhD 2014). While at UNC Charlotte she performed research at the Triangle Census Research Data Center using restricted microdata versions of the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, and Survey of Business Owners. Her presentation will review research that uses restricted microdata to examine the relationship between subsidized housing and labor market outcomes.

Please click here for additional information

 


October 9, 2014 - JOB REFERRAL NETWORKS AND THE DETERMINATION OF EARNINGS IN LOCAL LABOR MARKETS

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM
Presented by Dr. Ian Schmutte, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Georgia

Please click here for additional information

 


September 18, 2014 - PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Time:Tuesday, 11:45-3:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Mark Fossett, Director, Texas Census Research Data Center, and Bethany DeSalvo,RDC Administrator

Please click here for resources presented at the workshop

 


MAY 8, 2014 - PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Time:Tuesday, 11:45-3:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Mark Fossett, Director, Texas Census Research Data Center

 


April 24, 2014 - CONDUCTING RESEARCH USING THE SURVEY OF INCOME AND PROGRAM PARTICIPATION (SIPP) PRESENTATION & RESEARCHER APPRECIATION RECEPTION

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Maria Perez-Patron, Research Scientist, Texas Census Research Data Center and Dr. Matthew Hall, Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University.

 


APRIL 3, 2014 - "EXPLORING THE SPATIAL, TEMPORAL, AND DEMOGRAPHIC DETERMINATES AND OUTCOMES OF HOSPITAL-BASED CESAREAN SECTION BIRTHS IN THE UNITED STATES"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Bethany DeSalvo, Demographer and TXCRDC Administrator, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

 


MARCH 27, 2014 - "ENERGY PRICE SHOCKS AND LABOR MARKET FLOWS"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Matthias KehrigAssistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin

 


MARCH 20, 2014 - "EXPLORING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN GLOBAL ECONOMY AND LABOR USING MICRO-LEVEL DATA"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Quan LiProfessor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University

 


March 6, 2014 - "Race Responses For Children of Mixed Racial Heritage: Using 1970 to 2010 Restricted-Use Data"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Carolyn LieblerAssistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota

 


February 27, 2014 - "Residential Attainments and Segregation in Los Angeles: The Benefits of Using Restricted Census Microdata in Segregation Research"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Amber FoxPhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Research Assistant-TXCRDC, Texas A&M University

 


February 18, 2014 - "Residential Segregation, Political Empowerment and Adverse Birth Outcomes"

Time:Tuesday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Claire Margerison-ZilkoAssistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

 


December 5, 2013 - Proposal Development Workshop

 


November 21, 2013 - "The Determinants and Consequences of Personal Bankruptcy"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by  Dr. Jonathan FisherEconomist, US Census Bureau, RDC Administrator, New York Census Research Data Center, Baruch College, City University of New York

 


November 14, 2013 - "Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S steel industry"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by  Dr. Allan Collard-Wexler,  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stearn School of Business, New York University

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November 07, 2013 - "The Great Recession's Impact on Pregnancy in the U.S"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by  Dr. Rachel T KimbroAssociate Professor & Graduate Advisor, Department of Sociology, Rice University

 


October 17, 2013 - "Does the neighborhood environment influence the relationship between food stamp program participation and weight related outcomes?"

Time:Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by  Dr. Diane GibsonExecutive Director, New York Census Resarch Data Center -Baruch Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York

Slides for Dr. Gibson's Presentation

The full paper for Dr. Gibson's Presentation

 


October 01, 2013 - "Recent Insights from Administrative data in the US: Implications for social science research in the census rdc"

Time:Tuesday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Presented by  Dr. Reed WalkerAssistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research

 


September 23, 2013 - "Using Restricted Data to Investigate Residential and Neighborhood Change"

Time:Monday, 12:00-1:30 PM

Presented by  Dr. Ingrid Gould EllenProfessor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, Co-Director Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy New York University

 


September 12, 2013 - Proposal Development Workshop

Time:Thursday, 11:45-3:30 PM

Click Here  for slides from the Proposal Development Workshop

 


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