Boston College offers many sources and repositories of data for secondary research in the social sciences, education, nursing, economics, business and other disciplines. This workshop is particularly geared to researchers who need to access, analyze and manipulate data from BC's subscription data repositories. This tutorial will help you: find the data you need for your research or class project; learn about the Boston College collection of data resources in the Statistical Data Catalog; and how to download the data onto your desktop, including how to import into quantitative analytical tools such as SPSS. Get a tour of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, a data archive that includes over 5,000 datasets.
We will also discuss the library’s guides to key Business, Economics, Education, Health, and General U.S. and cross-national data sources. We will discuss best practices for curation of both primary and secondary research data. Topics may be customized based on attendees' Research interests. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.