Web Exercises

  1. Using the site: https://www.data.gov/data-policy, discuss how you would go about selecting a topic of interest and using data to test for causality. How would this differ from looking at correlations between variables?
  2. Review the following site for what trends are important in modern public sector workplaces: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/data-analysis-documentation/. Afterward, discuss how you may go about studying what causes employees to be motivated. What factors in particular would you want to examine that tend to affect employee success / decisions in the workplace?
  3. After exploring the crime statistics website provided at: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats/, discuss what factors may cause increases or decreases in crime rates. How would you specifically go about studying these trends?