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Economics

Need to Know: Help with Data Analysis

The Department of Economics provides tutoring to any student in an Economics class or with Economics-related question. For more information on their hours: 

The Statistics Department also runs a helpdesk to provide statistical advice to students of Texas A&M University who are engaged in unfunded research. Additional information can be found:

The Libraries also have a number of manuals and reference guides online for the various statistical packages:

Need to Know: How to Cite Data

While a lot of attention is paid to finding and using datasets, it is just as critical to attribute the information properly and cite it.  Each discipline or publication seems to have its own convention for citing either in reference lists or in text.

Here are some sources that may provide assistance:

Data repositories and scholarly data sites may also provide a preferred citation for a dataset. Here are few that are core in policy sciences:

Different citation styles will also offer guidance on how to cite data:

Data on GDP

On the state level, the market value of goods and services is called the Gross State Product (GSP): at the metropolitan or city level, this measure it referred to as the Gross Regional Product (GRP).  To find state and regional level data, it is available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and through the governing body (State, County or City government).

Databases with mapping functionality