The Data Reference Interview
Think-Pair-ShareWhat kinds of questions do you ask ina reference interview?
Who?
Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this...
Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this...
Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this...
What?
What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need...
Bratton, Michael, E. Gyimah-Boadi, and Robert Mattes. Afrobarometer Round 4: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20...
Bratton, Michael, E. Gyimah-Boadi, and Robert Mattes. Afrobarometer Round 4: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20...
What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need...
What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need...
When?
When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,a...
When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,a...
When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,a...
Where?
Where?What geographic areas are realistically available?What are the other possible geographies if the desiredarea is not ...
Where?What geographic areas are realistically available?What are the other possible geographies if the desiredarea is not ...
How?
How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data coll...
How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data coll...
How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data coll...
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  • Afrobarometer data for Namibia. Afrobarometer is a public opinion poll. (300 variables/1200 cases)
  • Data Reference Interview

    1. 1. The Data Reference Interview
    2. 2. Think-Pair-ShareWhat kinds of questions do you ask ina reference interview?
    3. 3. Who?
    4. 4. Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this data? Not sure? Do a literature search Government statistical agencies Statistical Abstract of the United States (new and old)
    5. 5. Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this data? Not sure? Do a literature search Government statistical agencies Statistical Abstract of the United States (new and old)
    6. 6. Who?The who cares questionWhat government agency, educational institution, orother organization would want to collect this data? Not sure? Do a literature search Government statistical agencies Statistical Abstract of the United States (new and old)
    7. 7. What?
    8. 8. What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need?What populations are they examining?
    9. 9. Bratton, Michael, E. Gyimah-Boadi, and Robert Mattes. Afrobarometer Round 4: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009. ICPSR33701-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-04-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR33701.v1
    10. 10. Bratton, Michael, E. Gyimah-Boadi, and Robert Mattes. Afrobarometer Round 4: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in 20 African Countries, 2008-2009. ICPSR33701-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-04-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR33701.v1
    11. 11. What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need?What populations are they examining?
    12. 12. What?What type source are they looking for? Statistics? Data files? Publications?What indicators or variables do they need?What populations are they examining?
    13. 13. When?
    14. 14. When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,annually, every decade, or infrequently)?
    15. 15. When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,annually, every decade, or infrequently)?
    16. 16. When?What is the time frame of the request?Is the time frame realistic?What is the periodicity for collection (quarterly,annually, every decade, or infrequently)?
    17. 17. Where?
    18. 18. Where?What geographic areas are realistically available?What are the other possible geographies if the desiredarea is not available?
    19. 19. Where?What geographic areas are realistically available?What are the other possible geographies if the desiredarea is not available?
    20. 20. How?
    21. 21. How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data collected?
    22. 22. How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data collected?
    23. 23. How?Is the data freely available or does it require a fee?What are the limitations on the data’s use?How was the data collected?
    24. 24. Information from Numeric Data Services and Sourcesfor the General Reference Librarian
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