Many business researchers, from novice to expert, have been amazed to find that the answers to their questions could be found in the Economic Censuses provided by the U.S. government. Until now, there have been no comprehensive guides to this valuable resource. Industry Research Using the Economic Census explains Census concepts, methods, terminology, and data sources in an understandable manner, and assists Census users in locating needed Census data. Designed as a working handbook, it does not duplicate the data from the census, but introduces users to the features, uses, and formats of the data. This guidebook also discusses the important changes that the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses introduced from previous versions. Librarians, businesspeople, researchers, faculty, and students will find this guide valuable for mining the riches found in the Economic Censuses.
JENNIFER C. BOETTCHER is the Business Reference Librarian at Georgetown University. She also is Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of America in the School of Library and Information Science and is the co-author of Key Business Sources of the U.S. Government. LEONARD M. GAINES is a program research specialist with Empire State Development, where he has worked in the New York State Data Center Program for about 20 years as the program's specialist on the Census Bureau's economic data. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York, Empire State College's Center for Distance learning, where he teaches several quantitative courses.
Preface Table of Contents Introduction Overview and History Economic Census Procedures Terminology North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Reports Formats Agriculture Transportation and Warehousing Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Remaining Sectors Appendix A: Acronyms and Initials Used in the Book Appendix B: Sample Questionnaires Appendix C: Government Print Office Regional Depository Libraries State Data Center/Business: Industry Data Center Lead Agencies Census Bureau Regional Offices Index
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