Welcome to the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Statistics Census Research Node:
Data Integration, Online Data Collection, and Privacy Protection for Census 2020.

We were one of eight nodes funded by the National Science Foundation from 2011-2017 to develop new statistical tools and engage our community in problems related to the implemenation, design, and analysis of the United States decennial census. See below for a summary of our goals; more details can be found in the above links.

Node Project Summary

Census-taking around the world is under assault, due to concerns about privacy, costs, and diminishing response rates. Our node's proposal responded to these issues in the following ways: Our node consisted of a multi-faceted methodological research program to assist the Census Bureau in increasing census accuracy for 2020, while at the same time decreasing total census cost. In addition, we used our program to engage colleagues and students, both at Carnegie Mellon University and more broadly, in thinking about research issues of direct relevance to the decennial census and other Census Bureau programs.

NCRN Program Info


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