2016-03-28

Championship Data: Explore NCAA Men’s and Women’s Academic Progress and Graduation Rates

Curious to know who would win the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Championship if it were based on academic progress or graduation rates? The NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive makes available two major team-level studies: the Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, and the Graduation Success Rate (GSR)/Academic Success Rate (ASR) data. Both of these are publicly available and free to download at our archive. If the APR raw scores are any indication of tournament success, it looks like a great week ahead for Villanova and Syracuse.


Men's Semi-Final Basketball Projections Based on the Most Recently Available Four-Year Raw APR Scores



Villanova's academic success rate is higher than the other three teams'



School APR Scores

Villanova: 988
Syracuse: 970
Oklahoma: 969
North Carolina: 952



Women's Semi-Final Basketball Projections Based on the Most Recently Available Four-Year Raw APR Scores


Syracuse's academic success rate is higher than the other three teams'



School APR Scores

Syracuse: 991
Oregon St: 984
Connecticut: 982
Washington: 978


Visit the APR homepage or the GSR/ASR homepage and explore the data for yourself!








New Releases through 2016-03-27

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

2016-03-24

Announcing the Launch of CivicLEADS

ICPSR's Education and Child Care Data Archives at the University of Michigan are proud to announce the launch of Civic Learning, Engagement, and Action Data Sharing (CivicLEADS). Funded by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, CivicLEADS provides a centralized repository for data produced by the multi-disciplinary research surrounding civic education and action. CivicLEADS provides access to quantitative and qualitative data for secondary analysis and promotes data discovery through our data, variable, and publication search tools. Beyond facilitating the sharing and discovery of data, CivicLEADS seeks to create a learning community around civic education and engagement research. Visit CivicLEADS to learn more about our work and to search for data on civic learning, engagement, and action.

Release of two enhanced studies

CivicLEADS is pleased to announce the release of datasets from two studies examining a wide variety of topics related to civic education, engagement, and action. These studies were previously released by ICPSR, and each has been enhanced to increase the utility of the datasets and to facilitate analysis. The two studies are:


As CivicLEADS continues to work with the research community, we will archive and share data from emerging studies as well as major studies completed in the past few years. Please visit civicleads.org regularly to see our latest updates and sign up for our email list to receive notifications of our data and trainings.

2016-03-23

NIH Announces Funding Opportunity through NICHD: Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03)


NIH has released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) inviting R03 applications to support archiving and documenting existing data sets in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The priority of this program is to archive data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The highest priority is to archive data collected with NICHD support.

The full-text of the FOA, including key dates, is available on the NIH website.
FOA Number: PAR-16-149

2016-03-21

Social Science Data Analysis Network presents webinar March 24, 2016: “Using Social Explorer to Engage Students with Data”

The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan is pleased to present another webinar as part of its ongoing PiPS Webinar Series—“Using Social Explorer to Engage Students with Data” scheduled for March 24, 2016 at 2pm EST.

The PiPS Webinar Series aims to offer a central point for professors, staff and undergraduate students interested in the population sciences to find information and connect with others. To learn more about future webinars and to receive updates on all information relating to the population sciences, please take a look at our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to create custom visualizations and open up demographic research with the award-winning website Social Explorer. Co-founder and president Andrew Beveridge and content editor Sydney Beveridge will guide participants through the site's vast data resources and interactive tools, focusing on dynamic maps. They will discuss the development of Social Explorer and demonstrate how to examine, customize, and download local and national census data from 1790 to the present, as well as other datasets including election results and crime statistics.

Social Explorer is easy enough for high school students and powerful enough for advanced researchers. No special training or software required. Save time and turn data into visualizations with impact. Click here to learn more about Social Explorer on their website.
Distributed by Oxford University Press, Social Explorer is in use at over 250 academic institutions, and users created over 25 million maps last year. Social Explorer develops online materials for several textbooks and disciplines for Pearson Publishing. We also collaborate with the Census Bureau on the interactive data visualizer Census Explorer. Social Explorer is regularly featured in the news, including data and analysis for the New York Times. The Ellis Island Museum recently opened an exhibit featuring interactive maps created by Social Explorer.
Awards include two Webby Award honorees, a Gold Medal Modern Library Award and an Outstanding Reference Source award from the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.
Bonus: Webinar participants will receive a one-month license to Social Explorer Premium.

New Releases through 2016-03-20

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

2016-03-16

DSDR to Exhibit at 2016 Population Association of America Annual Meeting


DSDR will exhibit during the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. on March 30-April 2, 2016. The DSDR exhibit will be located in booth #400 in the exhibit hall. Stop by to see the new DSDR display and learn about recent and upcoming data releases.

The exhibit hall will be open:

Wednesday, March 30:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday, March 31:  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, April 1:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 2:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

2016-03-14

New Releases through 2016-03-13

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

2016-03-07

New Releases through 2016-03-06

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

2016-03-03

ICPSR awarded new project to support disability and rehabilitation research


ICPSR is pleased to announce a new project in collaboration with the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to build a data archive that will support disability and rehabilitation research.

The scientific communities conducting disability and rehabilitation research generally lack the infrastructure to support data sharing. With input from CLDR, this new project will leverage ICPSR’s expertise in building data repository infrastructure to solve this problem. ICPSR will develop and launch a website to access the disability and rehabilitation data. The Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) will bring together existing disability data resources already available at ICPSR with newly acquired data from rehabilitation medicine and related areas. The project will also develop webinars, workshops, presentations, and other training tailored to fit the needs of the disability and rehabilitation research communities to strengthen and support the data-sharing infrastructure.

For more information about this project please contact Alison Stroud, the Archive Manager for ADDEP.

Researchers who have completed their rehabilitation studies are encouraged to explore CLDR’s funding opportunities to have their data collection archived with ADDEP.


The new project (P2CHD065702) is funded by the NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in partnership with the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.