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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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Archonnex: ICPSR’s New Data Dissemination System

Archonnex is now seamlessly connected to ICPSR website. It offers a pleasing design with functional tabs featuring familiar contents on the study homepage. Serach and discovery run faster and more efficiently. Visitors will find additional customizable filters, download statistics with … Continue reading

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National Household Education Surveys, 2016 Data Released

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released files for the 2016 National Household Education Surveys (NHES). NHES provides information on Americans’ educational experiences from birth through age 65. Its topics include early childcare and education, children’s readiness for school, … Continue reading

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ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The 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 … Continue reading

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“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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