New Resources for a New Semester at!

The staff at has been enlarging the holdings of interactive data-related resources that can be used to bring data into the classroom and challenge students to improve their quantitative literacy.

These resources and other interactive data-related materials can be found on the home page of, below the Instructor Resources label, by selecting "Tools for analysis, visualization, and course development".

Three of the recent additions to the repository include:

  • Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health - It offers state ranking maps comparing each state to the national average on key Child Health Indicators from the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN).
  • Pew Research Center Social Trends Interactives - This site offers a variety of data visualization tools with varying degrees of interactivity. All resources are based on data they have gathered. One example is "Race in America: Tracking 50 years of Demographic Trends," a tool that allows users to select a dimension upon which to build the chart and display the change over time by race. It also generates a table of the specified variable by year and race.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Dynamic Data Tools - This collection offers 10 datasets, including Arrest Data and Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics, in formats that allow users to generate statistics, create tables of variables they select, and in some cases access "Quick Tables" of BJS-selected variables. There also is information on the study’s methodology, definitions of the variables, and other documentation.

Have a great semester!

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Sep 4, 2013

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