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Need to Know: Help with Data Analysis

NEW! Starting in Fall 2016, the Policy Sciences & Economics Library will be providing advanced support for data literacy and analysis. We invite you to request a consultation with the library faculty in PSEL to discuss your project.

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:

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Census Data

The US Census is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. They collect data through the Decennial Census of Population and HousingEconomic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey and other programs.