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Introduction to Data/Statistical Sources in Social Science

Have you been struggling with locating certain demographic information, e.g., U.S. population by different geographic groups, crime rates across different metropolitan areas in the U.S., or local employment levels by industry and by county? In this workshop, we will go through a number of major social science statistical databases that our library provides access to, e.g., Data-Planet, ICPSR, Social Explorer, major census surveys (IPUMS), etc. By navigating through these databases and repositories, including searching, understanding codebooks, downloading and importing the datasets, you will develop extensive knowledge in these interdisciplinary social science databases for your future research projects.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Knowledge of the differences between data and statistics
  2. Major statistical data sources for social science disciplines
  3. Understand what codebook is and how to use it
  4. Navigate and download data from databases
Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Digital Studio Conference Space
Campus:
Chestnut Hill Campus
Categories:
  Digital Scholarship  

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Jiebei Luo