Monthly Archives: September 2011

Estimating the Size of a Small Population

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Let me tell you a wonderful story, a statistical detective story of sorts. During the summer, you may have seen statistics released from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 on same-sex couple unmarried partner households. … Continue reading

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The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part II

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In my last post, I reviewed five observations. Because of changes in American society, 1) the Census Bureau’s methods of data collection are costing more money to produce the same statistical information, but 2) the … Continue reading

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The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The Census Bureau produces a vast array of statistical information used by governments and businesses to inform decisions that affect everyone’s lives. It designs the surveys, collects the data, processes the completed questionnaires, and produces … Continue reading

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