Monday, September 23, 2013

ICPSR New Releases

New Releases through 2013-09-08

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions


Monday, September 16, 2013

New TIGER Products and Congressional District Maps Now Available

From the Association of Public  Data Users:

New TIGER Products and Congressional District Maps Now Available  
In addition to the features released in 2012, the 2013 TIGER/Line Shapefiles include a coastline feature. The coastline was delineated by the Census Bureau in the MAF/TIGER database based on water measurement class for display of statistical information only; its depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and it is not a legal land description.

The TIGER Geodatabases provide national (and state-based) files often requested by customers and the ability to download multiple layers in a single file.

In addition to the national wall map, the Individual 113th Congressional District Wall Maps are now available for download here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New ICPSR Webinar!


An Orientation to Accessing to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB)
Join us for a Webinar on September 24
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
MET LDB is ready for analysis!  Join us for the first in a series of four webinars discussing the rich and complex quantitative and video data held within the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database at ICPSR, available now for secondary analysis.  This first webinar will offer an overview of the groundbreaking MET Project, a summary of the data files available at ICPSR, and a description of ICPSR's specialized data access systems.   

More on the MET LDB can be found here: 

Dates of future MET LDB webinars will be announced soon. 

This webinar is free and open to the public.  Please forward this invitation to all with interest.
Title:An Orientation to Accessing to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB)
Date:Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Monday, September 9, 2013

SETUPS 2012 is now available!


ICPSR today announced that the Voting Behavior: 2012 Election Web site is ready for use. It is a new SETUPS (Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science) module that provides students the ability to analyze an accessible dataset drawn from the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES) survey of the American electorate. (The ANES is funded by the National Science Foundation.)

Charles Prysby, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Carmine Scavo, associate professor of political science at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., developed the new module to give students the opportunity to analyze data from the most recent presidential election.

Access to the Voting Behavior: 2012 Election module is open to the general public. Membership in APSA or ICPSR is not required.

Using the SETUPS Voting Behavior: 2012 Election module:
  • Instructors easily can integrate the SETUPS exercises into the curriculum.
  • Students can analyze data from the ANES surveys without need for other statistical software.
  • Users can learn key issues in the campaigns and reasons why voters choose a candidate.
  • Students can gain understanding of key concepts related to research methods and data analysis.
The American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) have collaborated to develop and distribute the SETUPS instructional modules for four decades. For users interested in historical perspectives, the 2004 and 2008 Voting Behavior SETUPS remain available on the ICPSR Web site.

For questions email ICPSR Instructional Resources at lhoelter @ or call 734-615-5653.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Replicability of Student Research

Professors at Haverford College have created a protocol for training students in effective data management best practices. They are also hosting a workshop on teaching students best practices in social science classes.

More information is available from their website, Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research and their call for participation for the upcoming workshop.

You can also view their webinar and slides.