|Public Comment Session|
October 6, 2016
2101 Constitution Ave, NW.
You are invited to comment on the committee's draft report, which proposes a conceptual framework of goals and objectives for improving the quality of undergraduate STEM. Your input will provide the committee with valuable information as it prepares to develop indicators in the second phase of the study.
Feedback submitted by October 1, will be considered at this event. Submit feedback
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|Taking Surveys to People's Technology: Implications for Federal Statistics and Social Science Research|
October 21, 2016
(2:00 - 4:30 pm EDT)
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Seminar on How to Strengthen News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Now Available - The archived webcast from the August 9, 2016 seminar is now available.
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|Immigrants in the United States|
A commentary in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on his experience as a child of immigrants and cites the 2015 DBASSE report The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.
Personnel Selection in the Pattern Evidence Domain of Forensic Science
This publication summarizes a workshop held in July that convened industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists, experts on personnel selection and testing, forensic scientists, and other researchers whose work has a nexus with workforce needs in the forensic science field with a focus on pattern evidence. Participants reviewed the current status of selection and training of forensic scientists who specialize in pattern evidence and discussed how tools used in I-O psychology to understand elements of a task and measure aptitude and performance could address challenges in the pattern evidence domain of the forensic sciences.
Reducing Response Burden in the American Community Survey:
These proceedings from the Committee on National Statistics summarize a workshop held in March 2016 that was designed to help the U.S. Census Bureau improve the American Community Survey (ACS) and help them respond to concerns of the public and Congress about the actual and perceived burden of the ACS Survey with respondents.
Advancing Concepts and Models for Measuring Innovation
These proceedings from the Committee on National Statistics summarize a workshop held in May 2016 that brought together academic researchers, private and public sector experts, and representatives from public policy agencies to develop strategies for broadening and modernizing innovation information systems. The workshop was organized to assist the National Science Foundation in refining and prioritizing its work on innovation metrics to maximize the relevance and utility of its data collection programs and statistical products to users.
Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences
This report considers how the definition of science literacy has expanded and shifted over time in order to accommodate changing ideas about science. The report also presents a research agenda with questions about creating new measures of science literacy and expanding the information available to clarify the relationship between science knowledge and attitudes toward science, how science literacy is used and measured in different contexts', the relationship of science literacy to other literacy skills, and the role of science literacy for citizens as decision-makers.