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20 Tips for the Three(!) Careers of the Early Career Researcher

It’s not easy being an early career researcher! Establishing your professional identity, developing your independence as a researcher, teaching, competing for grants, coping with increasing levels of administration and – oh yes – developing your ‘output’ – that dreadful word so often used to describe the writing born of your research. A word that denies […]

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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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A ‘How-To’ on Data Wrangling

Katherine Wood, a graduate student in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department and advocate for open science, walks through a basic overview of how to overcome and accomplish some operations commonly encountered when initially getting a data set. “By generating the data yourself” she says, “you can make your life easier by saving it in the format you want.” She explains step by step multiple ways to accomplish this and highlights packages that will make things easier for anyone with similar issues.

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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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