Overall Research Experience Summer 2019

My research was fixed on the increasing rate of maternal mortality, specifically among incarcerated women and black or African American women. Additional topics of this study might include the mortality rate of children birthed by incarcerated women, the location these women are from and where their prison is located, increasing mortality rate of incarcerated women of color, as well as subsidiary factors that affect the health of imprisoned women. Previously recorded/public access data was analyzed for causation variables of this high mortality rate and will be presented with information collected by analyzing the most recent literary sources regarding this topic.

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Final Week Research Summary

During my final week of research, I aggregated the data sets into one master document. This way the three control variables and two main variables (maternal mortality and female prisoner population) are in one common place for analysis. I, also, contacted my previous data science professor about geo-mapping the data tables and plan on meeting with him before moving out. Once I meet with him, I should be able to layer the data tables over a map of the United States once I download a geo-spatial package, the corresponding dictionary, and others like it.

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