2016-03-21

Social Science Data Analysis Network presents webinar March 24, 2016: “Using Social Explorer to Engage Students with Data”

The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan is pleased to present another webinar as part of its ongoing PiPS Webinar Series—“Using Social Explorer to Engage Students with Data” scheduled for March 24, 2016 at 2pm EST.

The PiPS Webinar Series aims to offer a central point for professors, staff and undergraduate students interested in the population sciences to find information and connect with others. To learn more about future webinars and to receive updates on all information relating to the population sciences, please take a look at our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to create custom visualizations and open up demographic research with the award-winning website Social Explorer. Co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge and content editor Sydney Beveridge will guide participants through the site's vast data resources and interactive tools, focusing on dynamic maps. They will discuss the development of Social Explorer and demonstrate how to examine, customize, and download local and national census data from 1790 to the present, as well as other datasets including election results and crime statistics.

Social Explorer is easy enough for high school students and powerful enough for advanced researchers. No special training or software required. Save time and turn data into visualizations with impact. Click here to learn more about Social Explorer on their website.
Distributed by Oxford University Press, Social Explorer is in use at over 250 academic institutions, and users created over 25 million maps last year. Social Explorer develops online materials for several textbooks and disciplines for Pearson Publishing. We also collaborate with the Census Bureau on the interactive data visualizer Census Explorer. Social Explorer is regularly featured in the news, including data and analysis for the New York Times. The Ellis Island Museum recently opened an exhibit featuring interactive maps created by Social Explorer.
Awards include two Webby Award honorees, a Gold Medal Modern Library Award and an Outstanding Reference Source award from the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.
Bonus: Webinar participants will receive a one-month license to Social Explorer Premium.