Thursday, November 27, 2014 
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Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

Defense and National Security

Economy and the Workforce


Humans, Systems, and Technologies

Law, Crime, and Justice

National Surveys and Statistics

Population and Demography

Research Quality and Use

Society and the Environment

Testing and Assessment

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Biosocial Surveys  (CPOP)

Biosocial Surveys analyzes the latest research on the increasing number of multipurpose household surveys that collect biological data along with the more familiar interviewer respondent information.... Read more

Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Methods and Preliminary Results  (BECS)

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) coordinates the efforts of 13 federal agencies to understand why climate is changing, to improve predictions about how it will change in the future, and... Read more

Parole, Desistance from Crime, and Community Integration  (CLAJ)

Every day, about 1,600 people are released from prisons in the United States. Of these 600,000 new releasees every year, about 480,000 are subject to parole or some other kind of postrelease... Read more

Understanding American Agriculture: Challenges for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey  (CNSTAT)

The Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) is the federal government's primary source of information on the financial condition, production practices, and resource use on farms, as well as the... Read more

Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program  (BECS)

This study recommends a definition of "decision support" that emphasizes communication rather than translation and a strategy by which the small NOAA Sectoral Applications Research program can advance... Read more

Ready, Set, SCIENCE!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms  (BOSE,CFE)

What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff,... Read more

State and Local Government Statistics at a Crossroads  (CNSTAT)

Since the early days of the nation, the federal government has collected information on the revenues, expenditures, and other features of state and local jurisdictions and their operations. Today,... Read more

Challenges in Adolescent Health Care: Workshop Report  (BOCYF)

Several positive and negative lifelong behaviors are established during adolescence including diet and exercise, sexual conduct, practices related to oral health, smoking, drinking, and the use if... Read more

PEPFAR Implementation: Progress and Promise  (BGH,BOCYF)

In 2003, Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, which established a 5-year, $15 billion initiative to help countries around the world respond to... Read more

Improving the Social Security Representative Payee Program: Serving Beneficiaries and Minimizing Misuse  (CEGIS)

More than 7 million recipients of Social Security benefits have a representative payee—a person or an organization—to receive or manage their benefits. These payees manage Old Age, Survivors and... Read more

Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges  (CNSTAT)

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a major new initiative from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to provide continuously updated information on the numbers and characteristics of the nation s people... Read more

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers: Potential Uses of Information Technology, Report of a Workshop  (CFE)

Teachers, like other professionals, need to stay informed about new knowledge and technologies. Yet many express dissatisfaction with the professional development opportunities made available to them... Read more

International Education and Foreign Languages: Keys to Securing America's Future  (CFE)

International Education and Foreign Languages reviews the Department of Education s Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs, which provide higher education funding for international education and foreign... Read more

Human-System Integration in the System Development Process: A New Look  (BOHSI)

In April 1991 BusinessWeek ran a cover story entitled, I Can't Work This ?#!!@ Thing, about the difficulties many people have with consumer products, such as cell phones and VCRs. More than 15 years... Read more

Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises  (BESR,CPOP)

Each year, millions of people around the world are displaced by natural or human-induced disasters and social conflicts resulting in humanitarian crises. The South Asian earthquake and tsunami in... Read more

Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace  (BCST,CNSTAT)

Respirators are used in a variety of workplaces including emergency response, mining operations, construction, manufacturing, and hospitals. In 2001, National Institute of Occupational Safety and... Read more

Research and Plans for Coverage Measurement in the 2010 Census: Interim Assessment  (CNSTAT)

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Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8  (BOSE,CFE)

What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a... Read more

Understanding Business Dynamics: An Integrated Data System for America's Future  (CNSTAT)

The U.S. economy is highly dynamic: businesses open and close, workers switch jobs and start new enterprises, and innovative technologies redefine the workplace and enhance productivity. With... Read more

Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data  (BECS)

Precise, accurate spatial information linked to social and behavioral data is revolutionizing social science by opening new questions for investigation and improving understanding of human behavior in... Read more

A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging  (BBCSS)

A Strategy for Assessing Science offers strategic advice on the perennial issue of assessing rates of progress in different scientific fields. It considers available knowledge about how science makes... Read more

Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: Workshop Report  (BOCYF,FNB)

Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: Workshop Report summarizes a one and a half day workshop convened in May 2006 that reviewed U.S. trends in maternal weight (prior to,... Read more

Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Workshop Report  (BOCYF)

From a public health perspective, motor vehicle crashes are among the most serious problems facing teenagers. Even after more than six months of being licensed to drive alone, teens are two to three... Read more

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