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January 13, 2015

“The 2014 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement included redesigned questions for income and health insurance coverage. All of the approximately 98,000 addresses in the survey were eligible to receive the redesigned set of health insurance coverage questions. The redesigned income questions were implemented to a subsample of these 98,000 addresses using a […]
PNAS – “Judging others’ personalities is an essential skill in successful social living, as personality is a key driver behind people’s interactions, behaviors, and emotions. Although accurate personality judgments stem from social-cognitive skills, developments in machine learning show that computer models can also make valid judgments. This study compares the accuracy of human and computer-based […]
Washington Post – “There were 2,621,514 goats in the United States as of 2012, the year of the most recent USDA Agricultural Census. If America’s goats were their own state, its population would be larger than that of Wyoming, Vermont, D.C. and North Dakota — combined. This is what all those goats look like on a map.”
New release: “Boomerang Commerce today introduced the Price Perception Index for digital retail. The index measures how retailers optimize prices to attract buyers, compete with other retailers and build their business on a mix of profit margins and volume. This announcement was made today at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention at the Jacob […]