Identifying & Downloading Social Science Data from ICPSR
ICPSR, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, is one of the largest and oldest data archives, dating from 1962. It is a preeminent source for data on social, political and most recently health issues. Data sources range from governments and NGO to individual researchers who deposit their findings for public use. This workshop will assist in learning how to identify appropriate data sources within the ICPSR archive as well as the affiliated topical archives such as the Resource Center for Minority Data, the Health and Medical Care Archive from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture, and the Student Athlete Experiences Data Archive among others. How to download the data sets with the appropriate codebooks and use the online analysis tools will also be covered. Anyone with a need for data on social, political or health topics is welcome to come and learn how to make the best use of this essential resource.