Author Archives: Lu Chou

ICPSR Data Fair 2018 – Data: Powered By You

This virtual conference is scheduled for October 1-5. It features over 20 webinars covering topics like data transparency, data activism, sharing data, data in community, and more. Attendees need to register each webinar individually. Data Fair schedule can be found … Continue reading

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NIH Funding Logevity by Gender

This recent article (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/10/1800615115) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grantees from 1991 to 2010 and found that only 31% of the principal investigators are women in the biomedical … Continue reading

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Social Science Computing Cooperative Offers Training Classes

The Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC) offers classes on statistical packages (R, SAS, Stata, Mplus, and NVivo). Please visit SSCC trainging page, https://ssc.wisc.edu/sscc_jsp/training/index.jsp to learn more about these classes. All SSCC training classes require registration. These are in-person classes. Materials … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood Atlas

This online interactive tool allows visitors to rank and map neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage metrics. Researchers can download data and merged them with other data sources to examine how neighborhood disadvantage impacts health. Neighborhood Atlas updates and expands the … Continue reading

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Update on Voting Behavior in the Wisconsin State Legislature

Data for 2017-2018 Wisconsin Legislature session has been added to this series. It includes the final floor votes on all bills. This series encompasses the Senates and Assemblies of Wisconsin Legislatures for 1965-1966, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, … Continue reading

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The Condition of Education 2018

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) just released The Condition of Education 2018. It is a congressionally mandated report contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as … Continue reading

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The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) Releases New Data

CLEA Release 11 (20180507) includes an additional 95 new elections from 58 countries, increasing its coverage to over 1800 elections from 162 countries and territories. CLEA archive now consists of over 1 million observations. CLEA data are available in Stata, … Continue reading

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IPUMS Global Health: DHS and PMA

IPUMS Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) newly released six samples and almost 3,000 new variables. They include variables on pregnancy termination, childbearing, women’s work, marriage and sexuality, family planning, HIV, malaria, postpartum care, health care access, treatment of child fever/respiratory … Continue reading

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Harmonized HRS Data Released

The Health and Retirment Study (HRS) has recently released a harmonized version A dataset using data from Wave 1 through Wave 12. It includes demographic, health, physical measurement, and functional limitations variables. The Harmonized HRS is available for direct download in … Continue reading

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How to Access Pew Research Center Survey Data

Pew Research Center makes its survey data available to the public for secondary analysis after all the reportings for a given study are completed. This “How to access Pew Research Center Survey Data” blog (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/09/how-to-access-pew-research-center-survey-data/) explains the process Pew takes before … Continue reading

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