A New Repository for COVID-19 data at ICPSR

This ICPSR repository is for data examining the social, behavioral, public health, and economic impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic. It is a free self-publishing option for any researcher who wants to share data related to COVID-19. The data is available to any interested user for secondary analysis. As of April 30, it has 4 datasets including “Governments’ Responses to COVID-19”.

https://www.openicpsr.org/openicpsr/covid19

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Roper Center New User Interface

Roper Center has a new user interface for affiliates at UW-Madison. Users can now search Roper’s dataset collection and question database from a single search box. Its search function is expanded to include response categories, survey sponsors and field organizations. Search results can be filtered by more options. Registered users now have their persistent My Folders to save questions and datasets. Citation exports and shareable charts are available for users to further utilize the search results. Please note that you need to create a new account in the new iPoll as your existing account on classic iPoll was not transferred to the new platform.

https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/

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2017 AHS Data Shows Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Data from Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Module in the 2017 American Housing Survey shows a mixed picture of preparedness in America’s highest-risk states and metropolitan areas. Summary tables (via online AHS Table Creator tool) and public use file microdata are available from AHS website.

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs.html

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2020 ICPSR Summer Program Courses Going Online

All of the 2020 ICPSR Summer Program workshops and courses are going online. A few short workshops were cancelled because they are not suitable for online instructions. The fees are reduced to reflect the change to virtual instructions. Please contact the Summer Program staff if you have any questions.

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

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DISC during CONVID-19 Emergency

In response to the CONVID-19 emergency, DISC staff might work remotely. If you have any questions related to our services, please email disc@mailplus.wisc.edu to schedule an appointment. We check our library email account regularly.  Visit UW–Madison COVID-19 website for more information.

https://covid19.wisc.edu/

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2020 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. Students and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds can find courses to advance their research skills. It also provides a great opportunity for networking with participants representing about 30 different disciplines from more than 350 colleges around the world. Over 80 courses are offered in four-week sessions (June 22 – July 17 and July 22- August 14) and three-to-five day workshops this summer. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Several scholarships are available. Scholarship applications open on February 11 as well. A complete list courses are available from ICPSR Summer Program website.

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

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2019 VOTER Survey Dataset Released

The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group has released its 2019 VOTER Survey (Views of the Electorate Research Survey) data. VOTER 2019 survey was conducted by YouGov between November 17, 2018 and January 7, 2019. This dataset allows users to examine public opinion on the country’s most divisive issues. Data can be downloaded in csv, Stata, and SPSS formats. Registration is required for data download. VOTER survey offers unique longitudinal data, because most respondents have participated in the surveys since 2016.

https://www.voterstudygroup.org/publication/2019-voter-survey-full-data-set

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DISC Archive: Wisconsin Study of Families and Work 1990-2012

Wisconsin Study of Families and Work (WSFW) 1990-2012 was added to DISC Online Archive. WSFW originally began in 1990 as the Wisconsin Maternity Leave and Health (WMLH) Project. It is a longitudinal study and families were followed through 2012. The study first focused on maternity leave and women balancing work and family. As the children grew older, the WSFW focused on how early factors in children’s lives, such as child temperament and family emotional climate, contribute to teens’ later mental health, school performance, and peer relations. Roughly, 300 families remained in the study for 20 years.

https://www.disc.wisc.edu/archive/wsfw/index.html

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Homeschooling in the United States

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released national data on homeschoolers’ experiences. Sources of this report came from the 2012 and 2016 Parent and Family Involvement Survey (PFI). PFI is part of the National Household Education Surveys (NHES) Program. Topics like homeschooling rates, reasons homeschooled, providers of homeschool instruction (including virtual instruction and schools), teaching style and curriculum sources, subject areas, and homeschool activities are included in this publication. To view the full report, please visit https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2020/2020001.pdf

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DISC Archive: Health and Wellness of the Elderly in Bogotá, Colombia, 2012

Health and Wellness of the Elderly in Bogotá, Colombia, 2012 was added to DISC Online Archive. This is a cross-sectional study of people 60 years of age and older in the city of Bogotá with a representative sample of 2000 people. The questionnaire included 11 topics: identification and characteristics of the home, the home and the elderly person (s) interviewed; personal and family data of household members; experiences of violence; cognitive area; health condition; characterization and origin of the disability; functional status; medicines, their use and accessibility to health services; anthropometric and execution measures; trajectory of health and disease in the social context (biographical component).

https://www.disc.wisc.edu/archive/SABEBogota/index.html

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