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Risk Visualization Theater

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Visualizing Risk

Illustration with Risk Visualization Theater

Most people have trouble understanding risk in terms of the "percent chance" but do better when simple raw numbers of different outcomes are depicted visually. See an illustration of this with 2016 election forecasts with Risk Visualization Theater. The empty seats are the chance of a Clinton victory - filled seats a Trump victory.

Data Services (DS)

We help researchers at the Population Studies Center acquire, verify, maintain, improve, distribute, and preserve data.

  • DS maintains a data catalog of data files and documentation for research in population studies.
  • DS responds to common questions on using and manipulating data.
  • DS assists PSC researchers seeking to use restricted data.
  • DS provides a collection of resources that includes external datasets, data tools, and instructional materials.
  • DS offers suppport for researchers using Census and ACS data.
  • DS helps researchers with geographic resources for various datasets.

Restricted Data

Data Services helps researchers access, acquire, and use contractual data in a secure environment.

Census

We provide support for data manipulation, geographic cross-walks, details on census operations and procedures.

ACS

The ACS is the replacement for the census long-form. We can help you move from the census to the ACS.

Geography

Check out our new page on geographic resources!