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ECON 433 - Energy Markets & Policy (Fall 2019)

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 & Statistics

The following lists just a few electronic providers of water-related sciences data and statistics.  Additional data can be found through the U.S. Government's data.gov portal, which provides a searchable list of government data sets (including those of interest to water and hydrological sciences) and the Data Citation Index, which provides access to data studies and data sets in the world's leading data repositories of interest to the scientific community.  Contact an agriculture and life sciences librarian if you need assistance locating water-related data or statistics.

Water Information on the Web

Environmental Data

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.