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University of Missouri Total Enrollment by Gender and Ethnicity

October 19, 2015 1 comment

  1. This describes the gender and ethic demographic information of students at the University of Missouri in the 2014 fall semester. I chose it because I think there is an extreme difference in percentages in the different types of ethnicities.
  2. The data is from the University of Missouri. The data is collected from enrollment data the University receives when students enroll. These students include all enrolled students for the 2014 Fall Semester as well as non-traditional students in the Extension/Continuing Education Off-Campus and Center for Distance and Independent Study.
  3. I’d like to see more done with this data. I know that it is not a tweet but I feel like the large gap in the amount of non white students compared to white students is extreme. Non white and white students should all be encouraged to apply to the University and have scholarships and aid available for them. I feel like this says a lot about out school systems in Missouri and other states.
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Biden would enter race in 2016 as most popular candidate

September 28, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. The article describes a study conducted that shows that if Joe Biden ran for President, he would be a leader in the polls. I chose this article because I am interested in becoming more knowledgeable about the presidential election and its candidates.
  2. The data shown in the NBC News article is from Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies funded by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal Survey. The research was done over a period of 5 years beginning in 2010. The information was gathered by calling 1000 adults. The researched asked questions about the likeness of specific public political figures and had participants rate them. According to the study, if Joe Biden was currently in the race as a Presidential candidate than he would be considered to be the most popular candidate.
  3. I wonder what the results would be if they increased the number of people reached and if they expanded the way in which researchers gathered data.


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Blog 2: 11 Digital Marketing Statistics From This Week

September 14, 2015 1 comment
  1. This tweet links to a blog that describes different interesting marketing statistics that were calculated in the last week. The statistics vary in ages and revolve around media and cellphone usage. I chose this article because I find how people consumers use digital devices fascinating. We grew up in a generation where we’ve had to go to a store to buy a product and now, with just a few clicks you can purchase something on your mobile device because websites have created their website to be mobile friendly. An interesting statistic in particular was that over twice as many people ages 18-24 have  much higher expectations from retailer performance as compared to two years ago. Over 2000, people were surveyed by Red Dot Research, which is an accredited PR and marketing firm in the UK.
  2. I find many of the statistics to be interesting and with each statistic, a graph or image that explains the statistic in more detail comes with it. I’m not sure how accurate these graphs are, because some of them don’t have a company name on them, or link to a website so I could look up more information about its accuracy. Some do however, have a company name, and how many people were surveyed. One graph being from the Adobe Quarterly, which would seem trustworthy on the surface because it is from a very well known company. It seems as though the people who were surveyed live in the United Kingdom.
  3. I’m curious to see how the statistics would cross over in to America. I wonder if there would be any major differences in the statistics or if many of them would be roughly the same.


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Blog 1: Number of Veterans Hired in Federal Positions Increases

August 31, 2015 1 comment

This articles describes the rising numbers of veterans that are being hired for government jobs. Although, most government agencies have difficulties keeping the veterans, because they quit. The Department of Defense is the only federal department that has been able to maintain a high percentage of veterans staying in their positions.

These statistics were published by the United States Office of Personnel Management. The information is published in a booklet called Employment of Veterans in the Federal Branch 2014 Fiscal Year. The booklet does not describe what type of study was done, but it is given to us by a government website and we can only hope that it is an accurate display of information.

I am interested in how the data was collected. I liked how the data was organized and showed the data of the previous fiscal year next to it so the reader could see the connection and increase in the number of veterans that have federal jobs. I think it would’ve been nice to understand why veterans were quitting their jobs but no explanation was given.