Data Quality Assessment

NORC performs rigorous data quality assessments from primary and secondary sources.

Representative Projects

2011 National Survey of Prosecutors. The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has periodically sponsored the National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) to collect data on the resources, policies, and practices of local chief prosecutors in state court systems. From 1990 to 1996, the NSP collected data from a nationally representative sample of chief prosecutors that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdictions. Since 2001, BJS has alternated between a census data collection (2001, 2007) and a nationally representative sample data collection (2005, 2011). For 2011, a sample of 475 prosecutors will be asked to participate.  More

ESSIN Task to Help with the CEDS Connect Tool. The goal of this project is to advance the use of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS)-rich data sources for the purposes of conducting educational research, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) sought assistance in the development of a research and analysis agenda that will promulgate appropriate uses of the SLDS and demonstrate how the data can inform, as well as assess, state and local educational policies and practices.

Social and Economics Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts. The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) has been engaged by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to carry out a comprehensive, multi-year research project, believed to be the first of its kind, on the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts.  More


News The Huffington Post: Senior Data Scientist Martin Barron visualizes Presidential election More
Posted: 11.8.2016 11:16AM
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Posted: 7.7.2016 2:06PM