Author Archives: Scarlet Parris

Belgian Municipal Accounts for 16 Governments, 1870-1933 – November 1, 2018

The Data and Information Services Center (DISC) has added yet another research study to its online archive this year: Belgian Municipal Accounts for 16 Governments, 1870-1933 is a study that contains information and data about the receipts and expenditures of 16 municipal … Continue reading

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PDF Data Conversion Tools

Have you ever found useful data in PDF or text-based document and wondered if there was a simple way to transfer it into a spreadsheet format for statistical analysis? This question was recently posed to the staff here at DISC … Continue reading

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Financial Characteristics of Cities in the United States, 1905-1930 – September 5, 2018

The following research study is now available in the online archive of the Data and Information Services Center (DISC): Financial Characteristics of Cities in the United States, 1905-1930 (Christopher Curran, Principal Investigator) Data was collected in the summer of 1969 … Continue reading

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Argentine Election of 1946 and Census of 1947: raw and transformed datasets – August 10, 2018

Another research study from Dr. Peter Smith is now available in the online archive at The Data and Information Services Center (DISC): Argentine Election of 1946 and Census of 1947: raw and transformed datasets (Peter Smith, Principal Investigator) This study … Continue reading

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Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1904-1955: Roll Call Voting Records and Member Characteristics – July 17, 2018

The Data and Information Services Center (DISC) recently added the following research study to its online archive: Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1904-1955: roll call records and member characteristics (Peter Smith, Principal Investigator) This study was initially deposited at the Data … Continue reading

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U.S. National Center for Health Statistics Report on the Vital Statistics System

The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report, “The U.S. National Vital Statistics System: Transitioning Into the 21st Century, 1990–2017: Programs and Collection Procedures”, that highlights changes to the National Vital Statistics System. This system contains data, publications, … Continue reading

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IPUMS Adds a New Data File

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) project at the University of Minnesota has recently added a new study to their collection. The Medical Expenditure Panel Study (MEPS) Household Component data is now available from IPUMS. The initial release of … Continue reading

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New National Academies Press publication on 2014 SIPP Redesign

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recently published the final version of The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment (2018). The Survey of Income and Participation (SIPP) is a national survey conducted … Continue reading

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Upcoming Sponsored Events @ IPUMS

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) will offer the following educational opportunities in the summer of 2018: The Time Use Across the Lifecourse 2018 conference will give researchers an opportunity to present abstracts for papers which address questions, issues, … Continue reading

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IPUMS Research Awards Competition

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) is now accepting submissions for its 10th annual research awards competition. Awards are given for research projects that have used IPUMS datasets in the most innovative and meaningful ways to promote understanding of social … Continue reading

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