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Help Improve Census 2020 and Other Surveys

From the U.S. Bureau of the Census: The Census Bureau is pleased to announce a new opportunity for you to participate in research that will lead to improving the 2020 Census and other surveys that the Census Bureau collects. If … Continue reading

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Thompson Confirmed as Census Bureau Director (U.S.)

Press release from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2 August 2013: The United States Senate confirmed John H. Thompson on August 1 as the new director of the U.S. Census Bureau by unanimous consent. Thompson, who was nominated by … Continue reading

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Sequestration-Related Budget Cuts to U.S. Statistical Agencies

The Data Detectives blog at the New York State Data Center has published summaries of cuts to U.S. statistical agencies resulting from sequestration.  The summaries focus on impacts to regional, state, and local statistical programs. The following agencies are included: … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: Crime, Teen Pregnancy and Job-seekers: What Do We Overestimate? (Britain)

According to a report from The Guardian on an Ipsos MORI poll, “the British public consistently gets it wrong when it comes to the numbers on social policy.” The article asks, “Is the media to blame or are we just … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: Government Surveys – How Statisticians Protect Your Identity

A down-to-earth defense of public survey-research and explanation of respondent privacy, by David Morganstein, Tom Krenzke, and Sylvia Dohrmann of Westat: Government surveys get a bad rap. Detractors cry that the surveys “pry into our daily lives.” The Founding Fathers, however, … Continue reading

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Webinar: ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups, July 10

ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups Date: Wednesday July 10, 2013 Time: Noon-1:00pm Central Register online for this webinar The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a continuous stream of updated information for states and local areas, and … Continue reading

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Pew Research: Lessons from the German Census

D’Vera Cohn of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project writes about the 2011 German census, how the results exposed pitfalls in German administrative record-keeping, and how that weakness is relevant for U.S. Census efforts. When the results … Continue reading

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Webinar: Big Data or Statistical Data? Extracting Information about Consumer Prices in the New World

Webinar: Big Data or Statistical Data? Extracting Information about Consumer Prices in the New World Host:  Association for Public Data Users (APDU) Date:  Thu, Jun 27, 2013 Time: noon – 1:00pm Central Register online for this webinar Consumers, economists, and businesses … Continue reading

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VIVO Series at Health Sciences Learning Center, UW-Madison

From the Outreach Committee of Research Data Services, UW-Madison: Join us for a 3 part series on VIVO, an open-source research discovery tool that integrates information about researchers with additional context from their relationships to grants, publications, research facilities, projects, … Continue reading

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Open Data: New Federal Policy and Presidential Executive Order

On May 9th, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on open data, making “open and machine readable” the new default for government information.  The order is supported by a memorandum on Open Data Policy from the Office of Management and … Continue reading

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