Category Archives: Data

Let’s Keep the Virtuous Circle Going

One way to understand the concept of the “Data Life Cycle” is to realize that there is a virtuous circle going between data and research findings: new data beget new findings and the new findings, new data collection, all the … Continue reading

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Firm Data User Support for the Fragile Families Study

For nearly 15 years now, researchers at Princeton and Columbia Universities have been collecting data from 20 cities on the lifestyles, health, and wellbeing of unmarried parents and their children. This ongoing project, known as the Fragile Families and Child … Continue reading

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Demography Volume 48

All four issues of Demography volume 48 (2011) are now published. As a data person, I am interested in the data the authors used for their research. Below is my attempt at summarizing what I have found out by reading … Continue reading

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2010 Census Data vs. American Community Survey

Until  the year 2010, the U.S. conducted a decennial census consisting of a short form, completed by everyone, and a longer, more extensive form, completed by certain households, so that information about many variables was available for almost all geographies … Continue reading

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10,000

On the evening of October the 3rd, the ten thousandth user* registered to access the OPR Data Archive. This is not as momentous as the world’s population reaching 7 billion people, but it is a moment to celebrate, nonetheless. The user … Continue reading

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