Episode 2 – Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence

“It depends…”

This is the language that research often use when people ask them questions about sources of data.

This is because the findings we obtain in our research depend on how we ask questions, when we ask questions, who asks the questions, etc. There are also different methods for obtaining data and just because two data sources provide different data doesn’t mean that either is incorrect. It depends…

In episode 2, Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence, Alexa and Alissa talk about the major sources of counting sexual crimes that occur in the United States. The compare two major data sources and discuss some of the benefits and shortfalls of each.

In this episode we utilize data from the following sources (each bullet point is hyperlinked):

An additional resource we did not use in the episode related to child neglect, abuse and maltreatment is the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS).

For a direct download of Episode 2 Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence, please click here.

For a transcript of Into the Weeds: Measuring Silence, please click here.

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