I’m a pedantic policy wonk. I have a love affair with Excel spreadsheets. I check and double check. Though it may not necessarily come through in a post, I make a point of digging deep enough into the links I share to be comfortable with the source material. If I don’t cite the original document, it’s usually because the link I’ve posted already has, somewhere (though it does take some digging to find sometimes).
If for some reason you don’t agree with a data source or feel that some numbers need to be refuted, tell me. I’ll gladly dig into the data, ask for more information, try to recreate the statistics from the numbers. That’s a geeky thing I love to do – and I don’t want any confusion over the information to get in the way of a conversation.