Friday, August 3, 2018

New Research Data Management Toolkit

Check out the new Research Data Management Toolkit from Jisc in the UK. While it is primarily UK focused, there are general guides, reports, and tools for non-UK researchers.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New data from IPUMS


IPUMS
CPS
New Veterans and Child Support supplement data are available via IPUMS CPS. If you missed the CPS linking workshop, you can find all of the materials online. If you're curious about what months of CPS can be linked together or what supplements can be used in tandem, check out our CPS linking tool.

GLOBAL HEALTH

IPUMS DHS released new data for Uganda 2016, as well as biometric variables for women from individual recode files.

HEALTH SURVEYS

The 2017 NHIS data are now available. We added more than 1,500 new integrated variables, available via IPUMS NHIS.

TIME USE

2017 American Time Use Survey data are now available via ATUS-X. It's about time.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Election Data at Roper Center


Explore the newly acquired 2014 NEP Election Day Exit Polls & 2016 NEP State Primary Exit Polls, available now at the Roper Center. The 2014 election day collection features the 2014 national dataset as well as 27 state-level datasets. The 2016 state primary collection includes data from 55 primaries. Access more at Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FREE ICPSR Workshop on Head Start Family & Child Experience Survey 2014


From ICPSR. This free workshop is in Arlington, VA this summer.


Join us for a free data workshop sponsored by Child Care & Early Education Research Connections to explore the Head Start Family and Child Experience Survey (FACES) 2014 data! FACES 2014 project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this one-day data training at the National Research Conference on Early Childhood 
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June 24, 2018. Researchers will be introduced to 
the study’s purposes, new design, instruments, and data structure. The training will also focus on analyses of FACES data over time, including methodological, measurement, and analytic considerations.

The workshop is free! Space is limited and you must be registered for the NRCEC to apply. Researchers interested in using FACES data to answer policy relevant questions in early care and education are encouraged to apply. Be sure to include your key research interest topics along with any previous experience working with FACES data when applying.

Workshop Date:  June 24, 2018 - 9am-4pm EST

Workshop Registration Email: contact@researchconnections.org

Please see the attached flyer for additional information. For questions, contact Dharma Akmon at dharmrae@umich.edu


Friday, February 16, 2018

PSID Data User Training Workshop

The ICPSR Summer Program would like to announce the following workshop, sponsored by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics:

PSID Data User Training Workshop
June 11-15, 2018, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. 

Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty or researchers may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 13 will be given priority for enrollment. 

Learn more about the workshop and apply to participate through the ICPSR Summer Program.

Support is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.

For more information, contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 

The ICPSR Summer Program provides basic and advanced instruction across a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive issues.

In 2018, the ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities across the US, Canada, and Europe. To view our full schedule and register, visit www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog


CURRICULUM
Four-Week Sessions
An immersive learning experience unlike anything else, our four-week sessions allow you to focus on developing new methodological tools while building a community of friends, collaborators, mentors, and future colleagues. Our four-week courses cover introductory, intermediary, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology. Our four-week sessions also feature supplemental lectures and talks on important professional topics, such as data reproducibility, research transparency, and methodological issues related to the study of race, ethnicity, and gender. Our four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2018, the First Session runs from June 25 to July 20, and the Second Session runs from July 23 to August 17.

Short Workshops
For those wanting to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 40 short workshops from May through August in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities around the world. The 2018 short workshop schedule includes a wide range of courses, from introductory-level material to advanced, cutting-edge statistical techniques, as well as workshops on strategies for reproducing research results, machine learning, qualitative research methods, and the R statistical computing environment.


SCHOLARSHIPS
ICPSR scholarships provide a registration fee waiver for the Summer Program’s four-week sessions. The application deadline for all 2018 ICPSR scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018.


QUESTIONS?
Contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2017 The State of Data Science & Machine Learning

Kaggle has released its industry-wide survey of the state of data science and machine learning. Check out their report and download the data.


Some takeaways:

  1. While Python may be the most commonly used tool overall, more Statisticians report using R.
  2. On average, data scientists are around 30 years old, but this value varies between countries. For instance, the average respondent from India was about 9 years younger than the average respondent from Australia.
  3. The highest percentage of our respondents obtained a Master’s degree, but those in the highest salary ranges ($150K+) are slightly more likely to have a doctoral degree.