This is my first post and day on this forum. I couldn't find the answer to this question, but if there is a good thread which exists already, please point me in that direction.
I am conducting an analysis where my geographic region is at the county level. As such, I would like to use the 5-year data.
However, I need to run a calculation for a single year. For example, I need to run a calculation in Suffolks County, NY for 2010. There are several 5 year samples (2006-2010,2007-2011...2010-2014) which overlap and include 2010.
What is the optimal approach, in terms of minimizing error, of dealing with this? How do I combine, if at all, the different multi-year datasets to find the best figure to use.
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