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analyze the american housing survey (ahs) with r

June 17, 2014
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plenty of nationwide surveys collect information at the household-level, only the american housing survey (ahs) focuses on the physical structure rather than the inhabitants.  when asked to pick their favorite public-use file, urban planners, real...

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analyze the medicare current beneficiary survey (mcbs) with r

May 27, 2014
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for over two decades now, researchers at cms have produced the definitive complex sample survey dataset of americans covered by medicare: the medicare current beneficiary survey (mcbs).  i bristle with righteous indignation when healthcare researc...

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analyze the censo demografico no brasil (censo) with r and monetdb

May 6, 2014
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almost a century older than its own capital city, the decennial censo demografico no brasil (censo) forms the basis of every major survey product in the country.  the pesquisa nacional por amostra de domicilios (pnad), the pesquisa de orcamentos f...

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analyze the european social survey (ess) with r

March 31, 2014
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with more than a decade of microdata aimed at gauging the political mood across european nations, the european social survey (ess) allows scientists like you to examine socio-demographic shifts among broad groups all the way down to pirate party (pirat...

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analyze the national household travel survey (nhts) with r and monetdb

March 18, 2014
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if you've ever gotten stuck in traffic and started wondering what data might be available to better design the network of roads and rail, rev your engines for the national household travel survey (nhts).  dating back to the same decade as eisenhow...

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analyze the pesquisa mensal de emprego (pme) with r

February 4, 2014
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whether or not you hit the snooze button, once every month your morning radio station probably announces the latest employment statistics for the nation.  in the united states, those headlines come from the bureau of labor statistics' current popu...

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analyze the national survey of oaa participants (nps) with r

January 21, 2014
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the united states administration on aging (aoa) spends about a billion dollars on community services and meals for elderly americans every year.  enacted as part of lyndon johnson's great society program, title iii of the older americans act funds...

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analyze the national immunization survey (nis) with r

January 6, 2014
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for twenty years now, the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) has been random-digit-dialing american households to ask parents which vaccinations their little tykes have received.  and since vaccination history might not be at the for...

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analyze the program for international student assessment (pisa) with r and monetdb

December 9, 2013
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the authoritative source for evaluating educational achievement across nations, the program(me) for international student assessment ranks the math, science, and reading skills of 15-year-olds in more than sixty countries.  coordinated by the orga...

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analyze the national survey of children’s health with r

November 18, 2013
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american children of the nineties might have had pogs, beanie babies, m.c. hammer, but we lacked a reliable source for state-level survey estimates on health.  then in 2003, the maternal and child health bureau of the health services and resources...

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