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SQL Tip: Use the Database Layer

By Vincent Brandon, Data Coordinator
January 2, 2020


The rise in popularity of programming languages for analytics such as Python, R, and Julia have led many to do basic aggregation statistics client side. While this works for smaller files of a few hundred thousand records, this will not translate well to larger datasets. 


What is data science?

By Karen Tao, UX Researcher
December 26, 2019


Data scientist has been called “the sexiest job of the 21st century”. What is data science exactly?


3 Tips for Preparing Your Next Literature Review

By: Derek Higgs, MPA, Researcher
December 18, 2019

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The benefits of a literature review have been well documented by researchers and their audience. It is well understood that a properly compiled literature review provides the reader with the necessary historical context by illustrating the shortcomings and limitations of prior related work. More importantly, preparing the literature review is a vital practice for the researcher because it eases the task of identifying the principle research question.


Research Progress Update on Student Mobility

By: Kelsey Martinez, PhD, Researcher
December 11, 2019

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I recently finished up the 2019 Longitudinal Intergenerational Poverty Research and am currently working on UDRC 2019 Research agenda item #1. This research addresses student mobility within the state of Utah. Specific objectives of this research include examining: 1) post-secondary enrollment after graduation from a Utah public high school, and 2) high school graduate migration to post-secondary institutions within Utah.


Defining a Living Wage

By: Skylar Scott, Researcher
December 4, 2019

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New research is well on its way at UDRC. The current study I am working on investigates the additional spending that graduates of colleges and technical colleges spend as compared to individuals with a high school diploma only. This spending, or consumption, is a function of discretionary income minus savings.

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