Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ICPSR Webinar: Get Set-Up! - Creating set-up files for SPSS

Join us for a Webinar on January 27

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Does the idea of dealing with raw data give you a headache? This webinar is a step-by-step demonstration of how to create a set-up file for an ICPSR study. You will learn how to begin with an ASCII data file and transform it into a file that’s ready to use in SPSS. We will create a simple set-up file for a dataset . We will consider important issues in creating a set-up file, make decisions about how to proceed when faced with challenges, and explore alternatives if appropriate. This webinar describes the necessary parts of a simple set-up file and where to find the needed information in the study’s codebook. This webinar is open to the public. Please share this invitation with all those interested.

ICPSR Webinar: Get Set-Up! - Creating set-up files for SPSS
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Calling all General Social Survey Users! We want you!

Are you a regular user of the NORC General Social Survey? If you said "Of course!", then we have a survey for you!

The Center for Research Libraries in Chicago is seeking people who are willing to give feedback on the GSS. Their goal is to understand the long term success of certain data sets in order to understand the best practices for tomorrow’s digital repositories. All users of the GSS are welcome (faculty, students, librarians, researchers, etc.). If you're willing to participate, please contact Marie Waltz at If you have colleagues or students who use it and you think might be willing to participate, please let them know!

If you aren't a GSS user and would like to learn more, please contact Lynda at
Thanks to Michele Hayslett at NCSU for the info!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009