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Luther provides an insightful overview on how to go about collecting inspection data.
Davidson breaks this tipsheet into two sections: bridges and dams. For each part, he first suggests possible issues to investigate, and then makes some suggestions on how to proceed. For example, one of his suggestions for dams is an investigation of whether or not local dams have emergency action plans in place. The suggestions on how to proceed include various helpful websites, as well as tips on data analysis.
This tipsheet is a very comprehensive guide to reporting on nursing homes. It covers how to acquire and interpret everything from state inspection data to medical examiner data and worker safety data. Reporting on nursing homes is a great way to practice your CAR skills, and this tipsheet covers just about every story you can do on the topic.
Explains where to find USDA inspection databases, gives advice on FOI requests and provides contact names at the USDA.