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A census is a study that includes observations for every member of the population being studied, as opposed to a sample from that population.

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How do you use Bayesian methods to analyze the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample?

The American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) comes with weights generated with the replication weight method. There are software packages such as the ...
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Interpolating and aggregating Median Income from binned Census data

I'm working with the most recent ACS Census data for New York City. I'm trying to calculate median income for Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), which consist of several Census tracts. The Census ...
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does census data has to follow a normal law before doing a mean comparison by an ANOVA?

I'm working on some socio demographical (Age, tenure, salary, etc...) data to predict absenteism. I have all the employee data, so i have the entire population. When i run a descriptive analysis for ...
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Regression line envelope from Census ACS data

Context: I’m working with the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) data which are samples (not complete enumerations) aggregated at different spatial scales. Each ACS estimate is provided ...
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How should very large sample sizes be used?

At what point can very large samples, as a proportion of the population, be treated as a census? For example, if your sample contains 90% of the population units, can one dispense with inferential ...
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Comparing Tract-level data to State-level?

I'm using firearm trace data (available at the state-level) and attempting to compare it to socially disadvantaged areas (census tracts) by the way of regression analysis. Katz and Schnebly (2011) ...
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How do I compare two geographic datasets with differing subdivisions?

Suppose I'm trying to figure out the relationship between home-ownership and wine drinking. My information on where home-owners live comes from the census, and it divides a given geographical area up ...
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How to use 5-year ACS census data in an annual regression

Lets say I am running a regression on annual data at the county level and I would like to include some controls based on census data. Some of my counties of interest are below 65k population, so ACS ...
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Law of large numbers with population data

The LLN refers to the convergence of the sample average to the population mean when the sample is iid. This is, for a random variable $X$ with $E(X)=\mu$, we know that in a sample of size N, and with ...
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simple question about meaning of “census”

A text defines "census" as a survey of the entire population and "sample" as a survey of part of the population. But the text also claims the US Census is an example of a census. It seems to me the US ...
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Application of Bayes' Theorem?

For those unfamiliar with census geography, census tracts are made up of multiple block groups. Suppose I have three data tables (all categorical): Block Group Geography x Home Value Block Group ...
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Imputation of missing data

My goal is to estimate nutrition indicators of children less than 5 years old at the subnational level (say provinces) in a given country. I have two datasets: i) survey data that includes this ...
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Since regression analysis is inferential, can it be used on census data?

I read all the comments about using inferential statistics in census studies. From generalizing point of view, it is acceptable for me to not use inferential statistics in census studies. However, I ...
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Statistical Data Changing Over Time

I am attempting to determine voter registration rates by race within specific precincts in my county. The local Supervisor of Elections' Office provides data online of the voter registration rates by ...
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SPSS GLMM Data Structure setup advice

I am running an analysis looking at individual voter turnout where it is a 1 for voting and 0 for not voting. I have some information on individuals including age, gender, and several years of past ...
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Avoiding the Generalized Variance Formula for the NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey

I am attempting to devise a replication-based survey design that closely replicates a taylor-series design used by the US Government publication - where I do not have access to all of the ...
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Nonintegral (and not half-integral) median

I was recently looking at the National Survey of Family Growth (US Census Bureau) and noticed that the numbers on the median column were not whole numbers, but rather numbers like 5.1 and 4.6. (Not 5....
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Can a generalization from a specific age group of children to broader one make sense?

I am doing research on children aged 12-23 months to determine the vaccination coverage of all children aged under 5. I am looking at ALL records of the specified age group with expected non-response ...
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How to adjust poisson regression to census age group data? Which approach is statistically more robust?

Dear statistical enthusiasts, I'm trying to assess the relationship between the cancer incidence and the various environmental exposure (&ejvar) using poisson regression model at census tract ...
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Appropriate use of correlation as a descriptive statistic for population (Census) data

I'm writing a report on housing vacancy, examining various combinations of variables for factors correlated with vacancy rates recorded in the census. This is for a simple "requires further ...