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Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation

This workshop, taught by Bobray Bordelon (Princeton University), Jane Fry (Carleton University), and Ron Nakao (Stanford University), is aimed at individuals who manage or support local services for ICPSR and other research data for quantitative analysis. It is organized around four data service areas—collections, users, access, and preservation—and will touch on the complete research lifecycle. The structure of the workshop will rely on presentations, participant collaborations, and hands-on exercises. Fundamental topics are covered, including conducting a data reference interview, searching for social science data, interpreting data documentation, coping with various dissemination formats, accessing and subsetting data through Web-based tools (e.g., SDA and Nesstar), selecting and downloading ICPSR data, and options for local data delivery. Other topics will include data management, service promotion, preservation, and sustainability. The final day concludes with an exercise drawing upon the lessons learned throughout the workshop.

Those who should attend include anyone new to providing social science data services, and those seeking to revitalize an existing service or looking to refresh and expand on previous knowledge.

Note: This is not a course in statistical analysis and attendees are not expected to know how to use statistical software.

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When 09:00 AM, 04 Aug 2014–05:00 PM, 08 Aug 2014
Where ICPSR - Ann Arbor, MI
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