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Homeless count remains steady

Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
The federally mandated Point in Time surveys determine how much money Wyoming would receive in assistance for the homeless.
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Stop Humiliating Teachers

The New Yorker - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But using the tests to evaluate teachers themselves has been questioned again and again by statistical experts as well as by critics of these programs.
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PolitiFact: Why Donald Trump is wrong about the unemployment rate - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a federal agency, uses surveys and statistical sampling to calculate how many Americans do or don't work.

An often-overlooked licensing solution

SMSF Adviser - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Research by Aaron Dunn of The SMSF Academy showed 56 per cent of respondents to the 2014 Future of SMSF Survey set up less than 10 SMSFs in the previous 12 months.
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The Pope, the Donald, and the wall between them

CNN - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
And in a strange bit of statistical symmetry, the exact same percentage of Americans (5%) named the billionaire businessman and famously no-fuss Francis as the man they most admired in 2015, according to Gallup.

Inequalities in utilization of maternal and child health services in Ethiopia: the role of primary health care

BMC Blogs Network - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Inequalities in child health and child survival across household wealth quintiles were examined in the 2005 and 2011 Ethiopian Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) and by Barros et al. in their survey-based analysis of inequality in maternal and child ...
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Statistical Known 'Known': How To Treat Data On India's Growth Outpacing China's

Forbes - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Official data published by Government of India's Central Statistics Office (CSO) suggests the country's economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, outpacing the 6.9% growth recorded by China.

Children with a Religious Upbringing Show Less Altruism

Scientific American - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
When separated and analyzed by specific religion, the finding remained: children from both Christian and Muslim families on average shared less than nonreligious children.

CareTrust REIT's (CTRE) CEO Greg Stapley on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - ‎21 hours ago‎
Listeners should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are encouraged to review the company's SEC filings for a more complete discussion of factors that could impact results as well as any financial or other statistical information ...

The importance of age, sex and place in understanding socioeconomic inequalities in allostatic load: Evidence from ...

BMC Blogs Network - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
However, effect moderation analysis did not support evidence of a statistically significant interaction between age and SEP.

Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 11): Core Political Approval

Ipsos News & Polls (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.

Big Data For Big Cities: The Civic Benefits Of Google Street View And Yelp

Forbes - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In statistical terms, the images accounted for 77 percent of the possible variation for income. By contrast, other measures such as race and education only account for 25 percent of variation.
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Governor Aregbesola signs public procurement bill into law

Premium Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
In a bid to sustain transparency and accountability in government transactions, the Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday signed into law the Osun Public Procurement Law 2015.
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Science Teachers Are Teaching Climate Change, but Not Always Correctly

InsideClimate News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
These findings appear in a landmark study that involved a comprehensive national survey of public school science teachers for the first time.

Assessing the genetic overlap between BMI and cognitive function - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In a bivariate setting, the expectation of the product of the statistical scores (z-scores) for the SNP–phenotype associations can be expressed as an intercept term and another term, including the genetic covariance between the traits, which does not ...
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Metro Home Prices Accelerate in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 percent of measured markets, with 145 out of 1791 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the fourth quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. Thirty ...

USCD researchers: Voter ID laws suppress Dems, minorities

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Researchers from the University of California San Diego have created a new statistical model indicating that voter identification laws do what detractors claim - reduce turnout for minorities and those on the political left.
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We need a data revolution that leaves no one behind

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
That means not missing people out of surveys because they are old or gay or because they live in remote rural areas. It means counting the work people do, even if what they produce from hours of ... But the quid pro quo must be for the statistical ...

India Trades Free Basics for Internet Freedom

TechNewsWorld - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"Statistical validity can only be assumed for truly random surveys," said Mike Jude, a program manager at Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan.

Queensland's patchy crocodile monitoring makes sustainable egg harvesting a risky venture

The Conversation AU - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Effective wildlife population monitoring requires appropriate sample sizes and the replication of survey methodology. It needs to be carried out over a sufficient period of time and area to have statistical power. The collected data also need to be ...