2011-09-29

OR meeting to be broadcast live on the Web

We here at ICPSR’s home base in Ann Arbor are excited to be welcoming more than 100 Official Representatives and Designated Representatives to the University of Michigan campus next week -- but if you’re not one of them, you can still listen in on many of the sessions, the business meeting luncheon, and the symposium titled “The Next 50 years of Social Science Data.” For the first time, we will be streaming the OR meeting live on the Web. Visit *this page* for a schedule and links to the streaming sites. Slides accompanying each presentation will also be posted.

To follow the OR meeting on Twitter, use the hash tag #icpsr.

And here’s another opportunity to keep up with what’s going on at ICPSR: What new services and technologies are coming to ICPSR’s Web site? How does ICPSR score itself using the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Checklist (TRAC) criteria? How does a data archive use “the cloud” to better preserve and disseminate social science research data? What sorts of content are people sending to ICPSR on a regular basis? You can find the answers to these questions and other technology- and business-related posts about ICPSR on the Tech@ICPSR blog hosted by the ICPSR Director of Computing and Network Services, Bryan Beecher.

2011-09-26

New Releases through 2011-09-25

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-09-20

New Releases through 2011-09-19

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-09-12

New Releases through 2011-09-11


Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Updates

2011-09-06

ICPSR highlights 9/11-related data

As the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, ICPSR’s data holdings provide a unique opportunity to analyze public opinion and the impact of the attacks 10 years later. Our archive contains dozens of datasets relevant to analysis of the lasting effects of Sept. 11 and terrorism in general, such as:
  • More than 30 public opinion polls with specific questions on the Sept. 11 attacks dating back to the month of the attacks. These surveys include instances of the same question asked over multiple years. For example, respondents were asked “How often do you think about Sept. 11?” four times in polls between 2002 and 2006, and “Was Saddam Hussein involved in the Sept. 11 attacks?” 15 times over five years.
  • Surveys of American and European public opinion on foreign policy in the Worldviews and Global Views series.
  • Studies that specifically address issues of terrorism such as “Global Terrorism Database II (1998-2004),” “Incidents of Post-9/11 U.S. National Security Policies” “Impact on Scientific Research and Higher Education in Diverse Geographic Locations, March 2002 to June 2005,” and “Preparedness of Large Retail Malls to Prevent and Respond to Terrorist Attack, 2004.”
The ICPSR and Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC) Web sites have various search tools that make finding specific data on Sept. 11 much easier. ICPSR’s Social Science Variables Database allows users to search 1.7 million variables across 2,600 studies, representing about half of ICPSR’s holdings. The TPDRC site provides subject searches across all of its holdings as well.

2011-09-03

The National Black Graduate Students Association Annual Meeting, March 2012.

2011-09-02

The Michigan State University Diversity Career Fair, East Lansing, MI on Jan. 19, 2012.