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New Census Surveys Provide Near Real-Time Info on Households, Businesses During COVID-19

Pulse Surveys, Business Formation Statistics Will Be Updated Weekly
Against a backdrop of unprecedented circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the need for accurate, real-time data on the U.S. population and economy.

The ability to understand how individuals and businesses are weathering the current crisis is critical given business disruption, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in the availability of consumer goods and consumer patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life.

From OSHPD: Drug Manufacturers Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) Reports - January 2019 through December 2019

OSHPD (California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development)

Wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) reports are now available for prescription drug cost increases for all four quarters of 2019. These reports are submitted to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) from drug manufacturers for price increases above the statutory threshold.

Highlights of the data elements in a report include:

Latest Results From NAEP 2018 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics Assessments at Grade 8

On April 23, the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress U.S. History, Geography, and Civics Report Cards at Grade 8.

Nationally representative samples of eighth-grade students participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. history, geography, and civics assessments in 2018—the first year these assessments transitioned to a digital platform.

ACRL/Choice Webinar: Impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic: OECD's data, analysis, and recommendations

Event Date: May 12 12:00 PM EDT // 9:00 AM PDT

Join this webinar to learn about:
What are the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and what are some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies?

From the Stanford Libraries Blog: Ten tips to better data while you shelter in place

Science can be hard on even the best of days. I remember. But when you can't get to your lab, it's much more challenging to be productive. I've assembled 10 tips on ways you can be productive and help the future you do better, more efficient science once you're able to get back to the lab.

Pick one tip from the list below that seems the most doable or the most critical for your work and get started on it this week. When you have that under control, move on to another!

ICPSR Summer Program 2020: Qualitative & mixed methods workshops starting soon!

Add a new layer to your research design!

You may know us as the ICPSR Summer Program, or just the Summer Program, or some combination of math/stats/nerd camp, but here's some trivia for your Tuesday: our full name is the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Yet even that doesn't include everything we do! We also teach methods involving a more qualitative approach, and today we are featuring a handful of short workshops that fit that mold.

Webinar: Data-Driven Storytelling

The power of data lies in the stories it tells. How data is evaluated and presented can change your perspective, evoke emotion, and drive a point home.

April 28, 2020  |  11am-12pm PT  |  Online via ON24

In this webinar, Cheryl Phillips will walk you through the process of taking raw data and transforming it into effective narratives and visuals. She’ll cover best practices in searching for data, cleaning and processing it, and ultimately making sense of it.



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