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