Why are so many Americans more concerned about Ebola than flu, when the data doesn't support that fear? Researchers have found that unfamiliar, epidemic diseases (such as Ebola) are more likely to cause concern than familiar, endemic diseases, such as the flu. This infographic shows how press coverage is skewing the public's perception of public health threats.
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19 Nov 2014
The years 2006 to 2010 saw a 141% increase in the number of homeless women veterans, as this infographic shows.
19 Aug 2014
This guide provides a review of research on higher education persistence indicators that can be used to predict whether a student will remain enrolled in college and complete a two- or four-year degree.
9 Jul 2014
This infographic drawn from AIR research shows that, among men and women with STEM Ph.D.s who leave the STEM field, men are more likely to hold management positions.
1 Jan 2014
A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is a way of doing impact evaluation in which the population receiving the program or policy intervention is chosen at random from the eligible population, and a control group is also chosen at random from the same eligible population. This report disects randomized controlled trials by providing a description of RCTs, information about when it is most appropriate to use this method, ways to conduct a randomized controlled trial, and more.
5 Feb 2014
Using data from the Delta Cost project, this infographic shows the increasing rate of part-time faculty and instructors in higher education over the period 1990-2012.
13 Mar 2014
Most countries require paid leave for employees to care for their newborn child. This infographic compares U.S. leave amounts with that of four other countries.
12 Oct 2014
Drawn from the 2014 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report, this infographic illustrates the breakdown of threats and violence against teachers. AIR has co-written the Indicators reports since 1999.
18 Sep 2014
State performance standards represent how much the state expects the student to learn in order to be considered proficient in reading, mathematics, and science. This AIR infographic shows that there is considerable variance in state performance standards, exposing a large gap in expectations between the states with the highest standards and the states with the lowest standards.
9 Jun 2014
Data from the Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2013, released today by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and which AIR played a major role in developing, show reports of college campus sex offenses have risen 52% since 2001.