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Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
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Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
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Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
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Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
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Rbarlow databootcamp june2011
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  • 1. HELPING STUDENTSWHO NEED HELP WITH DATARachael BarlowTrinity CollegeJune 17, 2011Credit:DietmutTeijgeman-HansenOn flickr: tdietmut
  • 2. What is data about?
  • 3. Credit:anonymousOn flickr: Let Ideas Compete
  • 4. Credit:TomSchekenbergOn flickr: Tom M Schekenberg
  • 5. Credit: Sarah CadyOnflickr:SarahCady
  • 6. MathMeasurementManagement
  • 7. Credit: anonymousOnflickr:MeatheadMovers
  • 8. MathMeasurementManagementHigh expectationsLow expectations
  • 9. What does data look like?
  • 10. CASEID AGE SEX SMOKE0001 25 1 10002 42 0 30003 19 1 40004 56 1 20005 39 0 1SEX = R’s gender0 = Male1 = FemaleSMOKE = How often do you smoke?1 = Never2 = Once or twice in my life3 = Once or twice a year4 = Once or twice a week5 = Daily
  • 11. TOWN MEDINC MA_07_4%G RE_07_6%GAndover 65,000 67 71Avon 85,000 89 93Barkhamsted 53,000 72 78Bethel 42,000 61 67Cheshire 75,000 92 95MEDINC = Median incomeMA_07_4%G = Math Mastery Test for 2007 for 4th graders, percentof students who reached state goalRE_07_6%G = Reading Mastery Test for 2007 for 6th graders,percent of students who reached state goal
  • 12. SCHOOL FTE CRIMERATE ONCAMPUSAmherst 3,534 3 75Carleton 2,207 1 98Dickinson 1,894 2 86UCONN 18,785 7 45UMASS 27,071 8 62FTE = Full Time EquivalentCRIMERATE = Crimes reported per 100 studentsONCAMPUS = Percent of students who live on campus
  • 13. YEAR GDP WALL EDUC1987 4,345 0 821988 5,674 0 831989 6,234 1 891990 7,462 1 911991 8,411 1 94GDP = In thousandsWALL = After Berlin Wall came downEDUC = Percent of population that has graduated from high school
  • 14. In sum:1. Level of aggregation: microdata  town  institution  country2. Element of time: over time or across people, places, or things(Time series, panel data, multiple cross sections)3. Cases4. Codebook
  • 15. If you are out alone in your neighborhood at night, do you feel (READ LIST)?1 Very safe 13762 Somewhat safe 7933 Somewhat unsafe 2034 Very unsafe 748 No opinion/DK 759 Missing 0Source: National Firearms Survey, 1999
  • 16. On a scale from 1 to 7 where 1 is not religious and 7 is very religious;how religious would you say you are?9 N-INAPPLICABLE8 R-REFUSED7 D-DON’T KNOW1 NOT RELIGIOUS AT ALL234567 VERY RELIGIOUS
  • 17. What is the highest level of education you would like to achieve ?1 Less than high school2 Finish high school3 Finish some college4 Finish college5 Finish a graduate degreeFrom: Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1991-2006If it were up to you , how far would you like to go in school?1 < High school2 High school grad3 JR college degree4 4 year college degree5 Master degree6 PHD professional degreeFrom: Youth Development Study, 1988-1995 [St. Paul, Minnesota]How far do you THINK you will go in school? Do you think you will:1 Drop out before graduation from high school2 Graduate from high school3 Business/technical school/junior college4 Graduate from a four year college5 Go to a graduate or professional schoolFrom: Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS): Wave 1, 2001
  • 18. Where do data come from?
  • 19. Credit:ValerieReneeOn flickr: Valerie Renee
  • 20. How do social scientists use data?
  • 21. Credit:NadiaChaudhuryOn flickr: mysticchildz
  • 22. How much if anything, have you heard about the controversy over asexually suggestive photo sent to the Twitter account of New YorkCongressman Anthony Weiner?A lotA littleNothing at allSource: Pew Weekly News Interest Index PollField Dates: Jun 2, 2011 - Jun 5, 2011
  • 23. How much if anything, have you heard about the controversy over asexually suggestive photo sent to the Twitter account of New YorkCongressman Anthony Weiner?A lot 23%A little 33%Nothing at all 43%Source: Pew Weekly News Interest Index PollField Dates: Jun 2, 2011 - Jun 5, 2011
  • 24. Credit: anonymousOnflickr:LordDane
  • 25. Using a grading scale of A, B, C, D, and F, where A is excellent and F isvery poor and using any of the grades in between, how would you gradethe condition of the US (United States) military?ABCDFSource: CBS News PollField Dates: Dec 17, 2009 - Dec 22, 2009
  • 26. Using a grading scale of A, B, C, D, and F, where A is excellent and F isvery poor and using any of the grades in between, how would you gradethe condition of the US (United States) military?A 28%B 39%C 22%D 5%F 2%Source: CBS News PollField Dates: Dec 17, 2009 - Dec 22, 2009
  • 27. Credit:RubenDiasAlonsoOn flickr: Ruben Diaz
  • 28. How closely did you follow the story about the study by the Institutes ofMedicine on the possible link between autism and childhood vaccines?Very closelyFairly closelyNot too closelyNot at all closelySource: Health Poll ReportField Dates: Jun 4, 2004 - Jun 8, 2004
  • 29. How closely did you follow the story about the study by the Institutes ofMedicine on the possible link between autism and childhood vaccines?Very closely 11%Fairly closely 18%Not too closely 25%Not at all closely 44%Source: Health Poll ReportField Dates: Jun 4, 2004 - Jun 8, 2004
  • 30. ICPSRROPERCPANDAARDA
  • 31. HELPING STUDENTSWHO NEED HELP WITH DATARachael BarlowTrinity CollegeJune 17, 2011Credit:DietmutTeijgeman-HansenOn flickr: tdietmut

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