from estimates in nearby areas and tracts; the alternative of presenting hundreds or thousands of estimates akin to “0 plus-or-minus 133” seems absurd. Roderick Little (associate director for research and methodology, Census Bureau) closed the day’s discussion by agreeing with Beveridge that products making fuller use of modeling is a good direction—and added that, as the son of a newspaper editor, he found the session on media perspectives fascinating and that it is the start of a conversation on the distinction between simply “producing facts” relative to “providing useful evidence” for people.

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