Tag Archives: Analysis and Studies

Harin Contractor
Tracking the Economic Shock from COVID-19
Harin ContractorJuly 7, 2020

Nexight’s Harin Contractor examines the U.S. Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey’s measures of American socioeconomic experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Many Americans are doing their best to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by staying at home and adjusting their daily lives to help stop the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, these necessary social distancing measures are also having a profound effect on the American economy: Major sporting venues have closed

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Nexight’s Harin Contractor shares insights from the BLS Displaced Workers Survey and impacts on the American workforce system, communities, and employers. Continue reading

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Nexight’s Harin Contractor examines the Amazon Prime Effect and how tracking data provides context of a new movement in the employment market. Continue reading

Jared Kosters

Materials research cannot progress without a way for researchers to access and use existing materials data. Since its inception over six years ago, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness has facilitated a number of technical accomplishments that rely on data sharing and analysis. Now, The Minerals, Metals, &

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Beth Slaninka

Vast infrastructure systems underpin nearly every aspect of modern life. The roads and transit systems we rely on to get to and from work; the pipes that transport the water we drink; the lines that bring electricity we need to power our homes and offices—all have become indispensable. This critical

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Sarah Lichtner
Nexight Skills Are Life Skills
Sarah LichtnerApril 8, 2016

At Nexight, we regularly apply our diverse technical expertise and tested facilitation, strategic planning, and communication techniques to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. These skills are so effective at developing actionable solutions that I’ve used them to improve how I handle complex situations in my own life

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Christiana Sherman

Statistics saturate our lives. Percentages plaster our billboards, gross numbers leap out at us from headlines, and weather probabilities fill our morning and evening news. But statistics can be tricky—their credibility depends on a lot of factors, like context and the validity of the underlying data. How can you tell

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Chris Averill

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s first-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions in response to the state’s ongoing drought. From September 2014 through February 2015, the average daily per capita water consumption in California was 111 gallons, and varied between 40 and 385 gallons per person per day. An average

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Annie Best

Usually when we hear about “big data”, the message revolves around cautionary tales of marketers surreptitiously collecting information from your Facebook account.  While this certainly happens (it’s true—if a service is free, you are the product!), it may not actually be the big data application that will end up having

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