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Understanding Different Census Geography Types

I received an excellent question on my previous blog post about the American Community Survey (ACS): Does the ACS, or Census Bureau more generally, provide statistics by urban area? The answer to that is a big fat YES. There are actually several different geography types that are specifically used to analyze urban areas and their […]

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American Community Survey: Demographic Characteristics at Your Fingertips

The U.S. Census Bureau is anyone’s go-to source when it comes to national and local U.S. statistics. It has anything and everything you can think of about the U.S. population. What U.S. county has the greatest number of people claiming Nepali ancestry? What is the average mortgage payment in my ZIP code? What is the average travel […]

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Tips on Data Viz

  The basics For most of us, the fun bit of working with data and statistics is the visualization aspect. Many of us are visual learners, or at least understand information best when it’s simplified into a picture. This is especially true when dealing with data and statistics, which hide the meaning and significance of […]

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The Three Stages of Data Analysis: Summarizing Your Data

The basics So – we have found the data and we have cleaned the data. Great! But, now what do we do with it? The third and final stage of the data analysis process really gets to what you needed to begin with – information and supporting evidence. Context: Read this CQ Researcher report to learn about […]

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The Three Stages of Data Analysis: Cleaning your Data

The basics The term “data cleaning,” the second stage of the data analysis process, is usually met with some confusion. I mentioned to a friend that the most recent SAGE Stats data update required a lot of cleaning, which was taking up a significant amount of time. She asked, “So what exactly is data cleaning?” An excellent […]

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The Three Stages of Data Analysis: Evaluating Raw Data

Starting a large-scale research project? Head to SAGE Research Method’s Project Planner for more guidance! The basics A friend I haven’t seen in a while asked me what I do for a living, and I talked about SAGE Stats and the work that goes into maintaining and building the collection. Instead of his eyes glazing […]

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Tips with Diana: Data and Statistics 101

The fundamental difference between data and statistics (because who knew!) The basics Before I started working on SAGE Stats, the idea of working with a large data set was quite intimidating. Shout out to the USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas! In the two years since, working regularly with our platform has really opened my eyes to how empowering […]

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