This data visualisation talk is really good Especially the interesting budget visualisation, demonstrating the enormous relative impact of the GFC
Software to help with referencing is a good way to build up and manage your own dataset of articles. Here are a couple of good bibliographic software tools: Endnote https://endnote.com/ Refworks https://www.refworks.com/ Mendeley https://www.mendeley.com/
Spatial application of economic theory using old and new modelling techniques to look at urban and regional phenomena.
When using online survey methods, two useful software products are Qualtrics and Survey Monkey. Basic techniques for analysing the findings are also available in the software. See the links here: https://www.qualtrics.com/ https://www.surveymonkey.com/
The Real Estate Institute New Zealand (REINZ) provides useful sales data collected from the point of unconditional and conditional sale. Regional median house price and house price index analysis, as part of the wider residential data sets, can be found here: https://www.reinz.co.nz/residential-property-data-gallery
‘Research’ is a term that covers a multitude of activities, but in one way or another they are all about finding things out. At one level this can mean simply collecting information, so that an evening spent on the internet looking up holiday options is a form of research. But at another level research involves […]
Digital mapping and spatial analysis is often done by GIS. The main company dealing in this is ESRI, here is an interesting ESRI-centric history and link to the software https://www.esri.com/en-us/what-is-gis/history-of-gis
For quantifying and analysing qualitative data I tend to use NVivo. Here’s a link to the software page: https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/nvivo-products