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Data Analysis Australia has created a series of short papers titled Analytical Ideas, which discuss developments that are relevant to our clients and provide an insight into our approach to solving problems. A range of topics have already been covered and new papers will be added on a regular basis.

 WA State Election – Where will it be won or lost?


Election results are decided by a collection of outcomes across the 59 seats in WA’s Legislative Assembly.  However, ultimately it is the transfer of a small proportion of these seats from one Party to another that produces a change in government, or not. Leading up to the state election on March 11, our latest Analytical Ideas article uses cartograms (a type of map using distortion) to visualise electorates across the whole state, which Party currently holds each seat and which seats Labor needs to gain if they are to achieve a majority.

Longitudinal Data Analysis - Is it worth the weight?

The use of weights for cross-sectional survey analysis can become complex, but longitudinal analysis has to deal with the added issue of attrition.  In our latest Analytical Ideas article, we provide a few simple examples to illustrate not only how to undertake such analysis, but the extra insights that may be obtained from longitudinal analysis.  

Other papers in this series are: