Pub. online:21 Dec 2022Type:Data Science In ActionOpen Access
Journal:Journal of Data Science
Volume 21, Issue 2 (2023): Special Issue: Symposium Data Science and Statistics 2022, pp. 239–254
The 2020 Census County Assessment Tool was developed to assist decennial census data users in identifying deviations between expected census counts and the released counts across population and housing indicators. The tool also offers contextual data for each county on factors which could have contributed to census collection issues, such as self-response rates and COVID-19 infection rates. The tool compiles this information into a downloadable report and includes additional local data sources relevant to the data collection process and experts to seek more assistance.
Abstract: Despite the availability of software for interactive graphics, current survey processing systems make limited use of this modern tool. Interactive graphics offer insights, which are difficult to obtain with traditional statis tical tools. This paper shows the use of interactive graphics for analysing survey data. Using Labour Force Survey data from Pakistan, we describe how plotting data in different ways and using interactive tools enables analysts to obtain information from the dataset that would normally not be possible using standard statistical methods. It is also shown that interacative graphics can help the analyst to improve data quality by identifying erroneous cases.