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Presentation on Data Services at UNCG

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Presentation on Data Services at UNCG

  1. 1. DATA SERVICES AT UNCG March 20, 2009
  2. 2. Services  Aggregating and Advertizing Data & Statistical Sources  Data Portal: http://library.uncg.edu/data_services/  UNCG’s Dataland: http://uncgdataland.blogspot.com/  Delicious page: http://delicious.com/uncgdata
  3. 3. Services  Data Education  Sessions on finding government statistics and data  Data Consultations  One-on-one assistance distinguishing between sources of data for research projects.  Assistance identifying
  4. 4. Services  Data Acquisitions  Identifying general use data sets to acquire.  Relevancy and demand: The primary consideration for acquisition will be relevance to research and teaching needs at UNCG.  Physical format of data  Duplication  Authority of data  Accessibility  Cost
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Archives within ICPSR  Child Care & Early Education, Research Connections  132 datasets and over 11,000 resources on child care and early education
  8. 8. Other Data 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  IDEAdata.org  Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study
  9. 9. Additional Tools  Data Use Tutorial  Bibliography of Data Related Literature  ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods  SAS and SPSS tutorials

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