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We are data skeptics. We don’t believe a lot of what we see and hear. We believe in verifying. And we believe trust is the currency of this website. Here’s how we invite you to build trust in the information … Continue reading
Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. A half-hour … Continue reading
Abstract This article uses data from the Annual Population Survey collected between April 2011 and March 2012 which includes measures of personal well-being. It describes the results of regression analysis – a statistical technique which analyses variation in well-being outcomes … Continue reading
Greetings Visual Budget enthusiasts, The Visual Budget team has some exciting news! We were recently selected by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to collaborate on a series of interactive data visualizations about the fiscal challenges facing our nation. Today, we have … Continue reading
Made available by Jon D. Erickson Attached is a summary of our latest and greatest estimates the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator. Eric Zencey and I presented to Vermont’s Government Accountability Committee today as a pre-release of the full report out … Continue reading
The top story in this week’s Education Week Update “When Bad Things Happen to Good NAEP Data.” It is a very insightful article that illustrates a number of things including the need for 101 statistics.