Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) Microdata Users' Workshop and Survey Methods Symposium, July 18-21, 2017

July 18, 2017: The annual free CE sponsored Survey Methods Symposium is a one-day event during which CE and several other federal and private sector surveys share information about their existing methods and experiences on a select set of research topics relevant to CE's ongoing redesign initiative.

July 19–21, 2017: 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 bring a personal laptop loaded with their preferred statistical software package. For planning purposes, please specify on the registration form the statistical software package you intend to use during the hands-on training. Attendees will be seated according to the software package indicated on the registration form. Wi-Fi will be available. We highly recommend reviewing the Getting Started Guide (PDF) and downloading the 2015 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 (PDF).

The events will be held in the Postal Square Building in Washington D.C.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center
2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E
Washington, DC 20212-0001

The registration form to participate in either or both of these free events is available now. Registration closes July 12, 2017. Accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. For more information, please contact us by e-mail or by telephone at (202) 691-6900.

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Last Modified Date: June 7, 2017