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What’s in There? Searching by Variable at ICPSR

Join ICPSR for a webinar on Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT.

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George Alter, Director of ICPSR, will demonstrate strategies for searching more than 4.5 million variable descriptions in ICPSR’s Social Science Variables Database, including our new crosswalk between the American National Election Study and the General Social Survey.

The ICPSR Website allows users to search for variables singly or in groups. The “Compare Variables” feature brings up question text, frequencies, universe and other information, and all searches are linked to ICPSR’s dynamic online codebooks.

The ICPSR variable search, supported by its thorough methods documentation, is an effective tool for those that are:

• Searching for data with particular questions/content for analysis (for research papers/publishing)
• Desiring to compare or harmonize data across projects
• Mining for questions to design research surveys and/or to teach survey design
–Including the demonstration of the effect of question wording and answer categories on variable distributions and the changes (evolution) in question wording/response categories over time
• Desiring to deposit research data for curation to enhance data discovery, increase research impact, and demonstrate that federal data sharing requirements have been met.

This webinar will benefit research scientists, teaching faculty, students, and those assisting these individuals.

This webinar is free and open to the public. Please share this invitation!

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