Data In, Data Out: ICPSR is All About Data!

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is a data archive of which the University of Wisconsin is a member. Most people know ICPSR for its Summer Program classes or because they used data from the catalog for a long-ago research project. ICPSR is those things, and much more! Join us to find out about the kinds of data held, how to access or deposit data, and how ICPSR can help in meeting federal data-sharing requirements as well as with teaching/training. This informal presentation will include a look at ICPSR's offerings and some tips for searching the catalog with plenty of freedom for individual exploration. You may even be able to snag a new lunch bag, flashing ice cube, or, at the very least, an ICPSR pen (oh, and some brochures and fliers too, of course).

Instructor: Lynette Hoelter

Lynette Hoelter is an assistant research scientist at ICPSR and a research affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. At ICPSR, she is involved in projects related to quantitative reasoning and statistical literacy, especially within the undergraduate social science curriculum. Lynette is also Principal Investigator of a project to preserve and disseminate data about Gates Millennium Scholar awardees and finalists for use by researchers, policy makers, and administrators. Trained as a sociologist, her research interests include the study of family and relationship processes and best practices for teaching and learning quantitative skills. She has also taught for the departments of sociology and urban and regional planning, the survey methodology program, and ICPSR at the University of Michigan.

Instructor: Hoelter
Room: 3218 Sewell Social Sciences Building
Date: 4/16
Time: 12:00 - 1:30