Monday, August 26, 2013

Finding Historical Economic Data through FRASER and ALFRED

The North Carolina Library Association's Government Resources Section had an excellent webinar yesterday on finding historical (or vintage) economic data using FRASER and ALFRED.

The recording is available in addition to the slides below.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pew Hispanic Center National Surveys of Latinos available in Roper Center

Check out these new additions to UNCG's Roper Center subscription. Use the library link to download!

2009 and 2010 Pew Hispanic Center National Surveys of Latinos Available!

Datasets for the 2009 and 2010 National Surveys of Latinos conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center have been archived and are now available for download.

Pew Hispanic Center 2009 National Survey of Latinos focused primarily on Latino youth, including questions regarding educational experiences, identity, discrimination, social values, teen sexual activity, parental relationships, crime, and media and technology use. While Latinos ages 16-25 were oversampled, Latinos ages 26 and older were also interviewed in regards to almost all of the survey topics, as well.

Pew Hispanic Center 2010 National Survey of Latinos focused on politics and the 2010 midterm elections, Hispanic leadership, attitudes regarding immigration and enforcement, discrimination, and technology and media use.

Monday, August 12, 2013

New ICPSR Webinar: Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research

Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research
Join us for a Webinar on August 28
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
This webinar will present a protocol for documenting data management and analysis that has been developed specifically for use by students writing empirical research papers in the social sciences.   

The guiding principle behind the protocol is replicability: The documentation should be complete and transparent enough to allow an interested third party to easily and exactly reproduce all the steps of data management and analysis that led from the original data files to the results reported in the paper. We will describe what the protocol entails, and as an example we will show the documentation that an economics major assembled for his senior thesis last year.  We will also discuss a one and one-half day workshop we will be offering in October, aimed at instructors who are interested in teaching this research documentation protocol to their students.   

This webinar will be presented by Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics, Haverford College, and Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian, Haverford College.  For more information, see 

The webinar is free and open to all interested.  Please feel free to forward this invitation.
Title:Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research
Date:Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.