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Resources Summary

View resources related to statistical methodology and the federal government.

  • Statistical Policy Working Papers

    Prepared by FCSM members or FCSM subcommittees. These working papers have been seen and approved by the Chief Statistician at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • Data Protection

    Explores the challenges of providing access to micro-level data and aggregated statistics for research, evaluation, and evidence-based policymaking, while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of the individuals and organizations from (or about) whom the data are collected.

  • Data Quality

    Identifies and promotes best practices for assessing and communicating data quality from surveys, administrative records, sensors, and other sources that are used individually and together in statistical estimates.

  • Nonresponse Bias

    Develops guidelines and best practices for nonresponse bias analyses and reporting in federal surveys.

  • Measuring Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Characteristics

    Explores the best practices of the measurement of SOGISC in the context of federal information collections.

  • Equitable Data Toolkit

    Provides federal agencies with tools that support equity analyses with a focus on historically underserved populations. Supports increasing available data, improving the accuracy of analyses, and ensuring ethical and secure data governance to improve the representation of underserved populations in federal data and analyses.