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Demography is the statistical study of populations and their characteristics, such as births, deaths, migrations, consequences of changes, etc.

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Is this a confounding interaction: using demographic data in a fractional factorial design?

I've created and run a choice experiment (conjoint analysis) using a fractional factorial design 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 (four factors with three levels each). I also collected some demographic data (age, ...
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How to determine the demographics of consumers of a product, given demographic information and consumption rates

Okay, so I'm going to admit right away that I'm very new to statistical analysis, so please go easy on me. I have a 50+ different groups of people and for each group, I have the number of people ...
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Population Projection, Forecast, Prediction

I am frequently reading some terminology But not understanding their difference . Those are : $\bullet$Difference between ...
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Does it make sense to impute year of birth?

This is data cleaning and preparation stage question for me. I apologize if the question is basic, but I am a beginner. I have a dataset of a bit less than 4500 records. This is a survey and ...
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Plotting a comet like animation for multiple variables

I am trying to code a visualization with 4 variables ( Carbon emission, Energy consumption, population and year) The data set i have collected so far looks like this With C1990 representing Carbon ...
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Probability of moving house (non-independence problem)

We are analyzing a dataset where we are looking at the probability of individuals moving house, and the factors that predict moving. The problem is that a lot of people are married, and (usually) if ...
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What is the reason for getting so many ”Warnings: NAs produced” while using the function ”pop.sim” in the ”demography” package

When so many warnings, what does it in fact means? Is there a problem with the validity of the stochastic forecasting models? I am doing a stochastic forecasting of a small population with approx. ...
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Is there a population size limit for using the R package Demography when doing stochastic population forecasting

Is it possible to do stochastic population forecasting with the R package Demography when the population size is between 10k and 20k? I have data from year 1985 to 2012 for population, deaths and ...
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Measuring change of participation level in a population after a policy change

I would like to measure the change of a policy in a community, that is, check whether there was a change after the new policy was applied. The old policy required that people had to give away a right ...
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Residual from Functional Demographic model for fertility

I'm trying to fit a functional demographic model (fdm) to fertility rates using the demography package in R. When I've plotted ...
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Measuring representativeness of a (non-random) selection

I am looking for a numerical value that expresses how representative a (non-random in this case) sample from a population is regarding the distribution of a certain attribute. Take for example, the ...
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Estimating demographics from internet activity

I'm looking for research papers on estimating demographic information (age, wealth, location, gender etc.) out of internet activities (preferably social network activity or browser history). Where ...
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What statistical measures are recommended for mixing of population samples?

I want to know what statistics should be used to measure the mixing of languages in cities in a country/state. I have samples from individuals and know the language they speak and the city they live ...
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How to help people understand “…per 100,000”?

It's well known that members of the public have difficulty comprehending numbers over a certain size. A common tricky issue for people communicating demographic trends is helping people make sense of ...
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Calculating life expectancy in Stata

I've been looking for resources on calculation of life expectancy uising Stata. Combing Google results so far I've only been able to locate this module: LXPCT_2: Stata module to calculate ...