October 2014 blog digest of useful datasets from federal, state and local government agencies and other sources that can help to inform and drive news stories.
2014 review of research on U.S. voter ID laws, with a focus on a new study from the Government Accountability Office that estimates their impact on voter turnout in two states that changed their laws between the 2008 and 2012 elections.
2014 study from Pennsylvania State University published in PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.
2014 review of studies and surveys on issues related to same-sex couples, including legalization, health care, taxation impacts, child-raising and policy adoption.
2014 review of recent studies and reports on online discrimination and potential downsides of digital marketplaces featuring user profiles and data.
2014 review of research-based perspectives on the potential outbreak of Ebola virus in the United States and the challenges of dealing with a large-scale epidemic
2014 review of data and scholarship relating to voter behavior in U.S. midterm elections, with a focus on a Duke University study analyzing the 2010 cycle.
2014 review of academic papers that help put the recent outbreak of civil disobedience and popular protests in Hong Kong into a deeper context.
2014 roundup of research papers on American air strikes as a tactical and strategic action in countering insurgency, with an emphasis on their subsequent outcomes.