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With several staff having attended the inaugural Longitudinal Data Conference in late October, our December newsletter has a focus on longitudinal surveys and other forms of longitudinal data. Our front page article discusses the value of longitudinal data collections and the potential for enhancing cross-sectional data by linking datasets to create a longitudinal dataset. Our Analytical Idea provides an introduction to analysing longitudinal data, with a particular focus on the use of sampling weights. We introduce several new and returning staff members, and profile Tamra Chapman, Managing Consultant Statistician, who joined us in September.
In our September newsletter we consider the science of good decision making. At Data Analysis Australia, we see our role as providing the strategic information required to make decisions, be it for business, government or private venture. Our front page article discusses the mathematics, as well as the good sense, behind thinking globally before acting locally and how to choose that first step towards your goal. Our Analytical Idea delves further into the global thinking framework, looking at components that affect estimated time to receive emergency medical care in the Perth metropolitan area. We profile one of our leading strategic information specialists, Senior Managing Consultant Statistician Emma Black.