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  • The FY17 federal budget is expected to be released February 9, 2016. This blog entry will track FY16 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, and AHRQ and so will updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates,...

  • The FY17 federal budget request is expected to be released February 9, 2016. This blog entry will track FY17 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will be updated accordingly. (See update log below.) To receive...

  • After several delays and short-term extensions, Congress agreed on a five-year transportation bill covering roads and transit systems. The $300 billion bill determines the budget for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the funding for which...

  • RDD is a technique that originated in the 1960s by Thistlewaite & Campbell and re-invented by Goldberger (1972) and Tallmadge & Horst (1976). There are 2 types of RDD - Sharp RD vs. Fuzzy RDD; similar underlining concepts but here I will focus...

  • The Canadian government today announced the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census , with the following statement from the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development: As we said throughout the election...