Data and Demographics Research and Analysis
As a former business and demographics librarian, Roger Magnus can help you find, evaluate, analyze, and present data so you have the "right number" to make the "best decision."
Roger Magnus Reseach has worked with datasets such as:
- U.S. Census Bureau - Has over 130 different business, economics, and population programs including the Population Decennial Census, Americcan Community Survey, and Economic Census
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - Employment and wages
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) - Public company financials and executive compensation
- Property assessor databases and other real estate resources for property values
- 990 forms - Nonprofit and Foundation tax filings that include revenues, executive salaries, and grants provided
Examples of Data Metadata:
1. The Census Bureau, IRS, and BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis) all define income slightly differently and include/exclude various components (wages, pensions, dividends, interests, etc.) in their total figures.
2. In using the Census Bureau's American Coomunity Survey (ACS) data, you must include a population estimate's margin of error if you plan to add figures or compare them by geography or time period to see if there is a "statistically significant difference."
3. There are 6 different types of unemployment numbers that the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles with the Official Unemployment rate being one.
4. SEC filings break down top executive compensaton into multiple categories (salary, bonus, stock awards, etc.), some of which are current and some deferred.
5. There are three possible property valuations that can be found: assessed, appraised, and market. In some states, the assessed value is not the full value of the property.