Friday, December 5, 2008
The US Census Bureau will release the first 3 year data from the American Community Survey on December 9, 2008. This will be the first release of ACS data for areas with a population of 20,000 – 64,999 and will also include 3 year data for areas with populations over 65,000. 3 year data will be released annually from now on. The 3 year data will have smaller margins of error as well as presenting data for more geographic areas.
The Census Bureau is also developing handbooks to help users make sense of the ACS and use it correctly. The handbooks are focused on 12 user categories or product types. At this time only the following handbooks are available:
General Data Users
Business Data Users
For more information on the American Community Survey or to view the ACS Handbooks, visit http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Center for Economic Studies wants to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics or related fields using Census Bureau microdata at one of the Census Bureau’s Research Data Centers. Program participants will be assigned one or more CES staff economists as mentors, who will advise students on issues related to the use of Census microdata. Program participants will also be invited to visit the Center for Economic Studies at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Washington DC, to meet with staff economists and to present research in progress. Trip expenses (airfare, hotel, and meals) will be paid for by CES.
Eligibility: Must be actively working on a Ph.D. thesis in economics or related fields using Census Bureau microdata at an RDC. U.S. citizenship is required.
To Apply: Submit title and abstract of dissertation (including a description of data being used), name of faculty advisor, and your contact information to Randy Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: Acceptance will be on a rolling basis, as funding allows.
Friday, November 21, 2008
The ICPSR website will be unvailable on Dec. 3.
They are planning on upgrading core database software/hardware on Wednesday, December 3, starting at 1pm EST. They expect the transition to take several hours, during which time none of the ICPSR-hosted Web sites will be completely functional.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
ICPSR sponsors two undergraduate research paper competitions. The first competition, sponsored by the general archive at ICPSR, requires a research paper supported by quantitative analysis of any dataset(s) held within the ICPSR archive or any of its special topic archives. The second competition is sponsored by the Minority Data Resource Center (MDRC). The paper must address issues relevant to underrepresented minorities in the United States including immigrants, and data must be drawn from the MDRC. A separate committee will be formed to judge this competition. The purpose of these competitions is to highlight the best undergraduate student research papers using quantitative data. The objective is to encourage undergraduates to explore the social sciences by means of critical analysis of a topic supported by quantitative analysis of a dataset(s) held within the ICPSR archive and presented in written form.Up to three cash prizes will be awarded for each competition, and the deadline for submission is May 31, 2009.
ICPSR Undergraduate Internship
The ICPSR Internship is a 10-week program designed to familiarize students with social science research, data preparation, and analysis. Interns work in the UNIX and Windows environments and gain experience using statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata to check data. Data processing skills will be applied to prepare social science data for permanent archiving and distribution for secondary analysis; preserving respondent anonymity; and composing descriptions of data collections. These positions are supervised by an experienced Research Associate.
Interns attend courses in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Interns will be required to attend a weekly Lunch and Lecture series that will expose them to various aspects and departments of ICPSR and Institute for Social Research (ISR). There may be additional social and work-related functions involving other ICPSR staff and interns from other ISR units and summer programs.
This is a paid internship and the application deadline is February 2, 2009.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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- Demonstrate core concepts using prepared data with missing data and weights accommodated.
- Avoid the hassles of software licensing, setup, and instruction.
- Are easily customized to your teaching approach and syllabus.
- Are appropriate as supplemental exercises or for in-class demonstrations.
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Thanks to the data librarian at the University of Southern California, Katharin Peter, for the heads up!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
DSDR has data from both the household- and individual-level surveys for the following research projects: Burkina Faso (ICPSR 22408), Ghana (ICPSR 22409), Malawi (ICPSR 22410), and Uganda (ICPSR 22411). Data are available in SAS transport, SPSS system, and Stata DTA formats, in addition to ASCII and ASCII tab-delimited data files with SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files. All four studies in the National Survey of Adolescents series are also available for online data analysis (SDA).
If you have any questions about the National Survey of Adolescents series data, please contact Russel S. Hathaway, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 734.615.9525.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Next to each ICPSR citation, an "Export citation" link now appears. Clicking the link automatically exports the citation. Future enhancements to the Bibliography will include the ability to mark and export multiple search results at once, in more formats.
The ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature is a searchable database that contains over 45,000 citations of known published and unpublished works resulting from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive.
Friday, August 1, 2008
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is the world’s largest archive of social science data. Through UNCG’s membership, faculty, staff, and students have access to over 6,300 studies from every discipline of the social sciences.
Also, faculty, staff, and students now have access to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The Roper Center is an archive of 500,000 questions from national opinion survey organizations and news sources, such as Gallup and the Wall Street Journal.
If you would like to learn more about our membership, please contact Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian, through the Data and Numeric Services Website.