Author Archives: Lu Chou

New Data Release on Enrollment and Staffing in Public Schools and School Districts in the U.S.

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 … Continue reading

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An Overview of the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program

This webinar is scheduled on Monday, 2019 at 1 PM CST. ICPSR Summer Program staff will discuss this year’s courses, scholarship opportunities (including the expanded Diversity Initiative scholarships supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), registration, visitor information, and more. … Continue reading

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Immigration to the U.S., a Pew Research Center Mini-course

Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at the Pew Research Center, and his team have created five short email lessons on immigration to the U.S. 1. Who are today’s U.S. Immigrants? 2. Who are legal immigrants, … Continue reading

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Who Is Poor in Wisconsin? – December 18, 2018

According to the most recent Wisconsin Poverty Report, poverty is a major issue in many parts of Wisconsin, particularly in the very rural Northwest and the very urban Southeast. This report is published annually by the Wisconsin Poverty Project in … Continue reading

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ICPSR Studies Are Searchable in the UW-Madison Library Catalog – November 5, 2018

The Cataloging and Metadata Services in the General Library System added 10,000 records from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) to UW-Madison Library Catalog on October 16, 2018. Adding these metadata expands patrons’ search and discovery to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Data Projects: Curation at the Qualitative Data Repository

Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) at Syracuse University will host a free webinar on how to curate and share qualitative research data on Wednesday, November 7th, at 12pm (EST). Attendees can learn about two data projects deposited with QDR, from the … Continue reading

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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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