Author Archives: Lu Chou

“Are these data for me?”

The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) system designed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is an online, interactive tool to introduce many NCES datasets to data users. Two types of DLDT modules are available: common modules and dataset-specific … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center Published 17 Findings for 2017

Happy New Year! Abigail Geiger at Pew Researcher Center wrote an informative article summarizing public opinions on 17 issues. They range from political values, Trump’s presidency, gender differences, automation, police work, Europe’s asylum applicants, refugees and climate change. 86% of … Continue reading

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OpenICPSR

OpenICPSR is a self serve data repository for researchers who need to deposit their social and behavioral science research data for public access compliance. Researchers can share up to 2 GB data in OpenICPSR for free. Researchers prepare all data … Continue reading

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Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS)

The Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) has a redesigned publication archive.  This archive features over 650 publications using FFCWS data.  It can be searched by keywords, author’s last name, publication type, and a text search of the title … Continue reading

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Comparing First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students

About 20 percent of first-generation college students had obtained a bachelor’s degree 10 years after their sophomore year in high school, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  That is 50% lower than continuing-generation … Continue reading

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Midwest Data Librarian Symposium

The 2017 Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) will take place on October 9-10 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. MDLS started in 2015 and it provides Midwestern librarians working with research data management issues an opportunity to network.  It welcomes future … Continue reading

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Understanding Social and Economic Data

Wisconsin Federal Statistical Research Data Center (WiscRDC) is coordinating and hosting remote participation in a free online course, “Understanding Social and Economic Data”, taught by Warren Brown and Lars Vilhuber of Cornell University. It is designed to provide students a … Continue reading

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New Data Releases from IPUMS

The 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data is now available from IPUMS Health Surveys. It includes supplemental variables on hepatitis, diabetes, chronic pain, food security, child mental health, heart disease and stroke prevention, tobacco, internet and email usage, and … Continue reading

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Utilizing the Gateway to Global Aging Data

Finalized Harmonized Data from Mexico (Harmonized MHAS), version A has just been released. It can be downloaded in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format under the Imputed/Harmonized tab at http://www.mhasweb.org/Data.aspx. The Harmonized MHAS can be easily used for conducting cross-country analysis. … Continue reading

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Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a First Look report on crime, violence, discipline, and safety in U.S. public schools. This report can be downloaded from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017122. It presents findings from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and … Continue reading

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