Below are upcoming workshops for UNC Charlotte faculty and graduate students.
Overview of the UNC Charlotte Data Repository
This session is for researchers who have data sets that they wish to publish and share. The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers. There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process. We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets. The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.
Wednesday, February 12, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm Register
Learn about additional Digital Scholarship Lab workshops on author’s rights, copyright, publishing an open access journal with the library, and usability services: http://dsl.uncc.edu/dsl/events.
Navigating Census Data Sets
Project Mosaic, established by the University to enhance social and behavioral science research, will sponsor the workshop “Navigating Census Data Sets” at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in Atkins Library, Room 273. Registration is required.
Reese Manceaux from the Digital Scholarship Lab will lead this short course, which is an introduction to U.S. Census data sets. It will cover the following topics:
Introduction to the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey and the Population Estimates Program and the differences between these resources. Participants will learn about different Census geographies and how to download the data
Introduction to using the American FactFinder. Participants will learn about ACS estimates, when to use one-, three- or five-year estimates and how to access online maps
Short overview of other tools that use Census data: SimplyMap, DataFerrett, IPUMS, Geolytics CD data in the library
How to get FactFinder downloads into ArcGIS
Learn about additional Project Mosaic workshops on Stata, SAS, GIS, qualitative software, and more: https://projectmosaic.uncc.edu/calendar/2014-02.
Webinar: Resources for Health Research from ICPSR
This free webinar will provide information to Official Representatives, research scientists, faculty, and students about the wide variety of health-related data available from ICPSR. We will describe the kinds of data and other resources housed in our archive, how you can access them, and the tools available for statistical analyses.
Directors of the following specialized archives at ICPSR will discuss their mission, archival holdings, and research resources:
- Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR)
- Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA)
- National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)
- National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
Wednesday, February 26, 4-5 PM ET. Learn more and register.
As a member of ICPSR, UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students have full access to the ICPSR data archive. Members also receive discounted tuition rates for ICPSR courses in quantitative methods of social research. The schedule for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Program is now available: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/. Registration opens February 10.