Tag: Data Analysis
How reliable is survey data on personality traits from low- and middle-income countries?
Last week in the Weekly Links, David McKenzie shared a new paper recently published in Science. The paper, by Laajaj et al., examines the validity of quantitative measurements of the “Big 5” personality traits (e.g., openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability) in developing countries. Here is the punchline:
IPUMS FAQs Blog Series
I spend some of my time (technically half my time, but #gradstudentlife) working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Minnesota Population Center primarily with the Integrated Public Use Microdata (IPUMS) Project. Most of my work is with the User Support Team helping users figure out how to make use of IPUMS data and fixing…
Data Collection (and Analysis) as Development
Here’s a paragraph from a boarder-line scathing short essay on “Data Driven Development Decisions” posted by The Springfield Centre. A self-proclaimed “leader in the market systems approach to development in low and middle-income economies – also referred to as making markets work for the poor”. The central point of the essay is this: setting the monitoring…