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UDRC's Peer Review Process

By: Kelsey A. Martinez, Ph.D.
April 25, 2019

Report Template Review.

The Utah Data Research Center (UDRC) aims to produce high quality research reports. An integral part of the research process and report creation is peer review. The goal of peer review is to evaluate research methodology, verify interpretation of results, and ultimately improve credibility of UDRC research products. The peer review process takes place both internally - within the UDRC team - and externally - amongst UDRC partners. 



How do ACT scores stack up in Utah?

April 17, 2019

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The ACT is an entrance exam required by most colleges and universities in order to be considered for admission. The exam is designed to measure what a student has learned throughout high school and is comprised of four sections: English, math, science, and reading, with an optional writing exam.



UDRC’s Design Philosophy and Style Guide

April 10, 2019

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At the Utah Data Research Center, our design philosophy aims to create an interactive and meaningful experience for our users. To do this, we objectively design data-informed narratives that provide value to those seeking to understand Utah and its citizens. By utilizing innovative technologies, our narratives guide users in an intuitive and seamless way.



New UDRC report template released

By: Cory Stahle
April 3, 2019

Report Template Review.

The Utah Data Research Center (UDRC) released a template for forthcoming research reports this week. Version 1.0, released via GitHub, is available for use by any organization interested in authoring academic journal style reports. In order to generate reports with this template, some knowledge of coding in R and R Markdown is necessary. Basics of R Markdown will be discussed in this blog post.



Who enrolls in remedial math or English courses in Utah?

March 27, 2019

Graph of remedial enrollment by institution in Utah.

As postsecondary education becomes increasingly important, so does the affordability, preparedness and access to institutions of higher education. Enrollment in remedial courses helps assess Utah students’ preparedness in obtaining higher education after high school graduation.


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