ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

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 courses will be offered in four-week sessions and three-to-five day workshops this summer. A complete list of four-week courses in two sessions (June 24 – July 19 and July 22- August 16) are available from ICPSR Summer Program website. Registration will open up on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. There are several scholarships covering registration fees for one or both four-week sessions. Application for scholarships is due on Sunday, March 31. Please contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu for any questions related to 2019 ICPSR Summer Program.

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/

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Roper Center Has a New Website

A new website went live at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. A Roper Roundtable webinar is scheduled on Wednesday, February 13 at 9 AM CST. It will review navigation, recent and forthcoming functionality on the new site. Registration is available at https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6glKKoPnTb6fV7CNVeJpIw. In 2018, 16 new data providers were added to the Roper Center. The Latin American data provider, Datos Group and the Russian polling firm VCIOM are among the new additions.

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ANES 2018 Pilot Study Data Released

The 2018 Pilot Study is now available for download from the Data Center. It was conducted for the purpose of testing new questions and conducting methodological research to inform the design of the ANES 2020 Time Series study. It provides public opinion data following the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Topical policy issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, tariffs and trade, opioid drugs, and gun control are included. You need to register before you can download data.

Data Center

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DISC will be closed on 1/30 and 1/31 AM

Because of the extreme cold, UW–Madison is canceling classes, events and campus activities beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 through noon Thursday, January 30. DISC will be closed during these days. To protect yourself from the cold, review information from University Health Services site, https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/winter-wind-chills/https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/winter-wind-chills/.

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Webinar: A Guided Tour of IPUMS USA

This webinar features decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Surveys (ACS) from 2000 to the present, explores website features for customizing data extracts, and shares some useful insider knowledge. It is scheduled on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 2 pm – 3 pm Central Standard Time. It is free but registration is required. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aNZQ0svyTwu-axpqQQF_Ng

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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 98,331 operating public elementary and secondary schools in 2016-2017 school year.

https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/

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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. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Webinar registration is at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5916092033573660417
The ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. From May through August 2019, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan and other cities around the world. Registration for all courses will open in early February 2019.

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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, and how do they come to the U.S.?
3. Who are unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.?
4. What is immigration’s impact on the U.S. population?
5. What do Americans think about immigrants?

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan and non-advocacy fact tank. It has been studying immigration for more than a decade.

https://mailchi.mp/pewresearch.org/u-s-immigration-mini-course

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NCHS releases new wave of NSFG data – December 19, 2018

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announced the release of the 2015-2017 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) public-use data files. “The 2015-2017 data file contains data from 10,094 interviews conducted between September 2015 and September 2017 (5,554 women and 4,540 men).” The release contains three data files: female respondent, female pregnancy, and male respondent. Data files are available in ASCII format, with SAS, SPPS, and Stata programming statement files.For more information, go to:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm

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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 the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It compares the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM) and the market-income poverty measures to provide a nuanced picture of economic hardship in the state. The WPM uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, called FoodShare in Wisconsin), housing programs, and direct taxes, including refundable tax credits.

https://www.irp.wisc.edu/resources/who-is-poor-in-wisconsin/

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