With the 2016 ICPSR Research Paper Competition winners just announced, the ICPSR Research Paper Competition is now accepting applications for 2017 – deadline January 31, 2017.

Enter the 2017 competition:
The ICPSR is pleased to announce the 2017 ICPSR Research Paper Competition for Undergraduates and Graduate Students, and invite submissions from students and recent graduates at member institutions. The purpose of the competition is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first place winners. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

ICPSR 2016 Research Paper Competition Winners:

Brielle Bryan (M.A., Sociology) of Harvard University earned first place in the Master’s competition with her paper titled “Paternal Incarceration and Adolescent Social Network Disadvantage.” The paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to explore a new aspect of the lives of children affected by parental incarceration: their social networks.

Candace M. Evans (B.A., Sociology and Psychology) of McMurry University earned first place in the Undergraduate competition for her paper titled “The Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity on the Relationship between Body Image and Psychological Well-Being.” The paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the present study examined the moderating effects of race and ethnicity on the relationship between adolescent girls’ perceptions of several dimensions of body image and their psychological well-being.

Read the 2016 winning entries:
The winners’ papers can be seen in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin, which can be downloaded or viewed online.

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities.

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) presents:

An Introduction to the Economic Census Data of China

Join the webinar on August 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

The economic census data of China provides rich and comprehensive information for economic sectors of China; however, most of those data are usually not accessible to scholars since those data are not available in official publications. In a collaboration with the All China Marketing Research Co. and the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the UM China Data Center has released a series of economic census data products and services, including 2001 business census data, and 2004 and 2008 economic Census data. This workshop will give an introduction to the economic census data of China, discuss the primary differences between the US economic census data and China economic census data, describe the methodology for building GIS-based census data products and the technology for integrating those economic census data from different years in a web-based spatial system for easy access and analysis. It will also discuss some applications of those economic census data, possible limitations of those census data products, and the potential of future applications.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about joining the webinar. 

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This year marks the Mozilla Science Lab’s second year of Mozilla Fellowship for Science.  The call for applications is open now and the deadline is July 15th, 2016. Applicants from any country are encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship includes a stipend of $60,000 USD, paid in 10 monthly instalments. More information and a link to the application, as well as FAQs and information about current Fellows, can be found here: https://science.mozilla.org/programs/fellowships

About the Program

The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

We’re looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2016 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.

Throughout their fellowship year, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source, data sharing, open science policy and licensing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach forward to their peers.

ICPSR is pleased to announce the official debut of the website for the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP).

The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) and ICPSR have been working together to develop ADDEP, a data repository that supports disability and rehabilitation research. On the ADDEP website, users can explore existing disability data resources already available at ICPSR, and newly acquired data from rehabilitation medicine and related areas. With input from the CLDR, ADDEP will continue to find ways to improve and facilitate collaborative research opportunities for investigators, policymakers, and practitioners by providing access to existing disability and rehabilitation datasets for secondary analyses.

The CLDR involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. ADDEP is supported by grant P2CHD065702 awarded to the CLDR by the NIH – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Researchers can explore and download curated data, archive and share their data, learn about training opportunities, and more at icpsr.umich.edu/addep.

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