Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day at the Data Fair!

Or actually 3 days of data! Join ICPSR for a virtual social science data fair in October. They will be featuring election data primarily, but you can also get ideas for teaching with data. UNCG's own Charles Prysby will be presenting on his work with SETUPS. All are welcome to attend.

You'll need to bring your own cotton candy (or fried reese's cups), but it is sure to be a great day at the fair!

Introducing ICPSR's Social Sciences Data Fair

You're invited to participate in the 2012 ICPSR Data Fair, "Analyzing Election Data with ICPSR"! Scheduled for October 1-3, the series of webcasts will focus on orienting new users to ICPSR's data and services, as well as providing an overview of the election data available from ICPSR and other data repositories.

Who should attend?

This data fair has been organized for the social sciences data community at large including researchers, librarians, teaching faculty, students, and policymakers from around the world who are interested in the use of social sciences data.

Who is eligible to attend?

This free fair is open to everyone, including members and non-members of ICPSR.

How do I participate?

You participate in the data fair directly from your desktop computer during the week of October 1, 2012! Live sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar technology. This webinar technology requires no downloads to your computer. All sessions will be recorded and the recordings and presentation slides posted should you desire to view the presentations at a later date. A schedule of sessions with links to the webcasts is available here.

What will be covered?

Beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 1, four one-hour sessions will be conducted to introduce new users to ICPSR's data and services: General Orientation to ICPSR; Navigating the New ICPSR Web Site; ICPSR in the Classroom; and Promoting ICPSR on your Campus.
Other days will focus on datasets such as the American National Election Study and other polling and election data, including those held at the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut. Click here for a complete schedule.

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