DATA SERVICES FOR THE SES GRADUATE STUDENT September 21, 2009
Services <ul><li>Access to Data Sources and Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Portal:  http://library.uncg.edu/data_serv...
Policies <ul><li>Assist users in acquiring freely available data in conjunction with the library liaison.  </li></ul><ul><...
ICPSR <ul><li>The  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research </li></ul><ul><li>ICPSR’s mission is to: ...
Archives for Education <ul><li>International Archive of Education Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily includes data from ...
Other Sources <ul><li>National Center for Education Statistics Data Analysis System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Pre-Ele...
Additional Tools <ul><li>Data Use Tutorial : http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/help/newuser.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>...
Final Tips <ul><li>Find a problem that truly interests you! </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a strong base in the literature du...
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  1. 1. DATA SERVICES FOR THE SES GRADUATE STUDENT September 21, 2009
  2. 2. Services <ul><li>Access to Data Sources and Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Portal: http://library.uncg.edu/data_services/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dataland Blog: http://uncgdataland.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying general use data sets to acquire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Consultations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance choosing data sources for research projects </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Policies <ul><li>Assist users in acquiring freely available data in conjunction with the library liaison. </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to purchase data sets for UNCG researchers dependent upon funding and the Library’s ability to comply with license and use restrictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Methodological questions or data analysis and interpretation are beyond the scope of the Library's Data Services. </li></ul><ul><li>The Library does not currently support GIS </li></ul>
  4. 4. ICPSR <ul><li>The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research </li></ul><ul><li>ICPSR’s mission is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect and preserve research data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminate data for further analysis and instruction by researchers, scholars and instructors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as a leading quantitative analysis training resource. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access ICPSR from the Database list . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Archives for Education <ul><li>International Archive of Education Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily includes data from the National Center for Education Statistics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes data sources like Common Core of Data and National Household Education Survey (NHES) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Child Care & Early Education, Research Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>132 datasets and over 11,000 resources on child care and early education </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Other Sources <ul><li>National Center for Education Statistics Data Analysis System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) from the National Center for Special Education Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study </li></ul>
  7. 7. Additional Tools <ul><li>Data Use Tutorial : http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/help/newuser.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography of Data Related Literature http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/citations/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/ </li></ul><ul><li>NCES Workshops http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/ </li></ul><ul><li>SAS and SPSS tutorials http://library.uncg.edu/depts/ref/data_services/docs.aspx </li></ul>
  8. 8. Final Tips <ul><li>Find a problem that truly interests you! </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a strong base in the literature during coursework. Read for theory AND for data sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of workshops (some are funded!). </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the dataset fully and find literature on its use. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact IRB and find out if you need a determination or exemption. </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of the benefits of secondary data. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Lynda ( [email_address] ) if you have any questions! </li></ul>
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