LIS 60601 BI Presentation - Fed Gov\'t Stats

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LIS 60601 BI Presentation - Fed Gov\'t Stats

  1. 1. U.S. Government Statistics <ul><li>Ellen Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>LIS 60601 </li></ul><ul><li>October 16, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. http://www.fedstats.gov <ul><li>statistics and modeling from more than 100 government agencies </li></ul><ul><li>consolidated and searchable </li></ul>
  3. 3. What You’ll Find <ul><li>economic information </li></ul><ul><li>crime </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul><ul><li>health & safety </li></ul><ul><li>energy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ways to Access Info <ul><li>Browse or search by subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Browse or search by gov’t agency which provides the information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Suppose you need to know… <ul><li>“Are the number of school shootings increasing at the national level?” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Possible answer... <ul><li>Link Followed: Education - Crime in Schools - IES National Center for Education Stats- List of Tables - Table 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Points to consider: age of students, fatal vs. non-fatal, suicide vs. homicide, at school vs. not at school, how recent is the info? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What if you’re asked... <ul><li>“Are more people committing crimes now than in the past?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Possible Answer... <ul><li>Link: Labor Force - Courts and Sentencing - Bureau of Justice Stats - Summary Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Points to consider: felony convictions increasing over ten year period - does that answer the question? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Links from fedstats <ul><li>Statistical Reference Shelf </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fedstats.gov/fast.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Statistics Briefing Room </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. http://www.stat-usa.gov/ <ul><li>business, economic and trade information </li></ul><ul><li>from US Dept. of Commerce </li></ul>
  11. 11. What You’ll Find <ul><li>State of the Nation: trends of the US economy </li></ul><ul><li>GLOBUS & National Trade Data Bank (NTDB): international commerce, exchange rates, market research </li></ul><ul><li>consumer price index, housing starts & permits, real earnings </li></ul>
  12. 12. What if you’re asked… <ul><li>“How many building permits were issued in August 2008?” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Possible Answer… <ul><li>Search: “building permits housing” and limit to post 8/1/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Browse: State of the Nation – Housing Starts and Building permits </li></ul><ul><li>Points to consider: building vs. permit vs. completion, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Remember when using statistics… <ul><li>Consider the population: who or what is being counted </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the timeline being measured </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions?

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