2016 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summar Program will consist of two four-week courses that will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 20-July 15, 2016 and July 18-August 12, 2016). In addition, the Summer Program will also offer 35 3 to 5 day workshops. These workshops will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, Amherst, MA; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Chapel Hill, NC; and Manhattan, NY. For more information about all aspects of the Summer Program, including a link to the course schedule and the online registration portal, go to:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/index.jsp?rcd=ORAN16

 

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ICPSR Feb. 1 Webinar

ICPSR will present “Spatial Data Analysis with China Geo-Explorer” on Feb. 1 (1pm EST).

“Presented by Shuming Bao, this webinar will cover:

-Who will benefit from the CGE?
-What data are unique in CGE
-How to query data in CGE
-How to generate new data sets in CGE
-How to export data to Excel file or GIS shape file from CGE
-How to upload users’ data to CGE for online analysis and mapping
-Project Demonstration: China Geo-Explorer”

To register for the webinar go to:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4989528063776305921

 

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ICPSR Announces Funding Opportunity for 2016 Summer Program

ICPSR has recently made available the “Dr. Eugene Owen Scholarship for Research on the International Assessment of Student Achievement.” “The Owen Scholarship will be awarded to senior graduate students or outstanding pre-tenure scholars (less than five years since award of the PhD) conducting research that advances the understanding of international differences in student achievement. Recipients will be scholars who contribute to research and policy about education and teaching in a cross-national perspective. The Owen Scholarship is open to applicants from both North American and non-North American institutions.” Deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. For more information, go to:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/scholarships/owen.html

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NSF/DoD/NIH Proposal Writing Workshops

The Grant Training Center (http://granttrainingcenter.com/) will be offering three proposal writing workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 22-24, 2016. Each session will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the cost of the training is $375/per session. For more information about each session, including links to register, go to:

Writing/Designing DoD Proposals (Feb. 22)

http://granttrainingcenter.com/workshop_description/1065

Writing/Designing NSF Proposals (Feb. 23)

http://granttrainingcenter.com/workshop_description/1059

Writing/Designing NIH Proposals

http://granttrainingcenter.com/workshop_description/1060

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Orientation to the China Data Center at the University of Michigan Webinar

On December 3, 2015, the University of Michigan will host a webinar designed to provide an introduction to the new China Data Center. “A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system, where spatial and temporal references are maintained through a relational database.”

To register for the event, at no cost, go to:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7552176305760245249

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New link to International Financial Statistics – September 24, 2015

A new link to the International Financial Statistics database at the International Monetary Fund can be found in the “Shortcut to Selected Data Sources” pick list on the DISC homepage.

Please note that you will need to register for an account with IMF in order to utilize the International Financial Statistics database. Registration is free. However, please be aware that you will receive an email from IMF that you must respond to in order to complete the registration process.

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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Moving to Cornell University

The Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research has announced that the Center will be moving from the University of Connecticut to Cornell University. The move will occur on November 7, 2015. For more information about this change, please go to:

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/roper-center-cornell-university/

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University of Wisconsin Research Data Center Inaugural Workshop – Sept. 21, 2015

The purpose of this workshop is to highlight “new opportunities this facility provides to the campus social sciences, business, law, and public health communities.” The workshop will be held at Union South on Sept. 21, 2015 (1pm-5:30pm). Please note that registration is required. For more information about the workshop, go to:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-wisconsin-research-data-center-inaugural-workshop-tickets-17875057779?aff=eac2

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National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) Database

The National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) Database provides information on mobility patterns, employment and sales growth performance, job creation and destruction, business startups and failures, changes in primary markets, corporate affiliations, and much more for over thirty two million establishments in the United States. NETS time series covers from 1992 to 2013 (the most recent year). The UW Madison campus research and outreach community has free and unlimited access to NETS data through UW Extension’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship and its Business Dynamics Research Consortium. Data access for off-campus researchers is limited to small samples with sample-size based pricing following terms of the data creators, Walls and Associates.

For more information about the NETS database, go to:

http://www.kauffman.org/~/media/kauffman_org/blogs/datamaven/netsdatabasedescription2013.pdf

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ICSPR Data Training Webinar – May 27, 2015

ICSPR is presenting a data training webinar entitled “Early Head Start Family and Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009 Data Training.” The webinar is scheduled for 1:30pm EDT on May 27, 2015.  To register for the webinar, and for more information about the session, go to:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/support/announcements/2015/05/early-head-start-family-and-experiences

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