The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) 2019 will take place in Oattwa, Canada from April 24 to April 26. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. The conference theme is “Benefits of Describing Statistical Production and Variables.” Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, will give a keynote presentation, “Enabling Modernization of Official Statistics with Metadata Standards” on April 25. Early rate registration closes on Friday, March 29.
IPUMS International: An Introduction is scheduled on Thursday, March 28 at 11 AM CST. It will provide an overview of the available datasets, topics, website features, and basics for accessing data and extracts in IPUMS International. Another webinar will be given in Spanish and is scheduled on April 15, at 11 AM CST.
ICPSR has a new repository for researchers to share data and code across disciplines. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant (#1744065), it is built as a community for collaboration. Researchers can upload their code and data to this new repository or provide a link to theri GiHub or other public sites.
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) announce the release of Wave 40 data. The release includes data “for 9,607 families and 26,445 individuals collected between March-December 2017, including the Parent Identification File, Marriage History File, Childbirth and Adoption History File, and Pregnancy Intentions File.” For more information about this data, go to:
ICPSR Summer Program offers a comprehensive curriculum in research design, statistics, data analysis, and methodology. It also provides a great opportunities for networking with participants representing about 30 different disciplines from more than 350 colleges around the world. Over 80 courses will be offered in four-week sessions and three-to-five day workshops this summer. A complete list of four-week courses in two sessions (June 24 – July 19 and July 22- August 16) are available from ICPSR Summer Program website. Registration will open up on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. There are several scholarships covering registration fees for one or both four-week sessions. Application for scholarships is due on Sunday, March 31. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to 2019 ICPSR Summer Program.
A new website went live at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. A Roper Roundtable webinar is scheduled on Wednesday, February 13 at 9 AM CST. It will review navigation, recent and forthcoming functionality on the new site. Registration is available at https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6glKKoPnTb6fV7CNVeJpIw. In 2018, 16 new data providers were added to the Roper Center. The Latin American data provider, Datos Group and the Russian polling firm VCIOM are among the new additions.
The 2018 Pilot Study is now available for download from the Data Center. It was conducted for the purpose of testing new questions and conducting methodological research to inform the design of the ANES 2020 Time Series study. It provides public opinion data following the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Topical policy issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, tariffs and trade, opioid drugs, and gun control are included. You need to register before you can download data.
Because of the extreme cold, UW–Madison is canceling classes, events and campus activities beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 through noon Thursday, January 30. DISC will be closed during these days. To protect yourself from the cold, review information from University Health Services site, https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/winter-wind-chills/https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/winter-wind-chills/.
This webinar features decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Surveys (ACS) from 2000 to the present, explores website features for customizing data extracts, and shares some useful insider knowledge. It is scheduled on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 2 pm – 3 pm Central Standard Time. It is free but registration is required. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aNZQ0svyTwu-axpqQQF_Ng
The National Center for Education Statistics just released the 2016-17 Common Core of Data (CCD) Universe files. CCD is a comprehensive, annual, national database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts. There were 50.5 million students attending 98,331 operating public elementary and secondary schools in 2016-2017 school year.