Free Data Training Workshops

The Minnesota Population Center invites you to learn how to access and use the world's largest repositories of demographic data. Topics covered include selecting variables, extracting data, and running statistical analyses in SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Excel. No experience required!

All workshops are free, open to the public, and held in computer classrooms on the campus of the University of Minnesota on Fridays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Registration is required. Visit to learn more about the research projects covered in the workshops.

Click on a project name below to register for a free data training workshop. Workshop descriptions and parking and transportation information available on registration pages.

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Spring 2017 Workshops:

January 27, 2017, 440 Blegen Hall. 
Tabular U.S. census data and GIS boundary files from 1790 to the present. 

February 10, 2017, 440 Blegen.
Harmonized data on people in the Current Population Survey, monthly from 1962 to the present

February 24, 2017, 440 Blegen Hall.
Harmonized census data from around the world for 1960 forward.