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May 16, 2005

Roper Center Data Acquisitions Update - April 2005

Click here for a list of new additions to the Roper Center data archive. By following the links associated with each study listed, you will find documentation files (PDF) for these studies. Stanford University Libraries maintains a membership to the Roper Archive and Stanford faculty, staff, and students can order data from the Archive. To request specific data files, click on the "Data Services - Roper" link for information on ordering Roper data.

This month the Update contains:

- Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS Survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International March 15-May 11, 2004.

- 6 CNN and USA Today Polls conducted by Gallup Organization from November, 2004 to February 2005.

- Newsweek conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International May 17-18, 2005.

These notices have been archived on the Roper Center website at:
http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/dataacq/yeartodate.html

Posted by ronbo at 03:27 PM

May 14, 2005

Recent ICPSR updates and additions: May 13, 2005

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

NEW ADDITIONS:

4147 Current Population Survey, March/April 1994 Match File: Child Support http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04147.xml

4163 CBS News/NEW YORK TIMES Monthly Poll, September 2004 http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04163.xml

UPDATES:

2184 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1992
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02184.xml

2185 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1993
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02185.xml

2186 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1994
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02186.xml

2364 Current Population Survey, October 1996: School Enrollment
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02364.xml

2651 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1996
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02651.xml

2802 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1997
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02802.xml

3303 Current Population Survey, October 2000: School Enrollment
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03303.xml

3957 Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 2001: [United States]
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03957.xml

4089 Current Population Survey, October 2002: School Enrollment/Library Use
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04089.xml

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/.

Posted by ronbo at 01:30 AM

May 12, 2005

NCES - NAEP Database Training Seminar Registration Deadline Is May 23

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, will sponsor a three-and-a-half-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) database for education research and policy analysis.

This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state and local education agencies and professional associations are also welcome. There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for hands-on practice. NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.
The deadline for registration is May 23.

See details and register online:
http://nces.ed.gov/conferences/confinfo.asp?confid=40

Read about tools that aid analysis of NAEP data:
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/researchcenter/datatools2.asp

Posted by ronbo at 12:28 PM

May 03, 2005

Roper Center Newsletter - May 2005

Tip of the Month: Did you know that you can post source citations into the searchable bibliographic database on the Center's web site? Post any articles and/or books produced using data from the Roper Center! You've done important work--let the world know!

http://roperweb.ropercenter.uconn.edu/PPIndex/AddCitation.html


Public Opinion Matters!--"Polling"
http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_special_topics?Topic=polling
How much of a an influence do polls have? Do polls really show the will of the people? How do polls play a role in the US election process? What are peoples attitudes toward the US Census and who is the Census serving? All this and lots more in this month's POM!

Based on a new topic each month, POM offers a generous free sampling of related polling data and details of survey datasets held by the Roper Center, along with articles previously published in Public Perspective magazine.

Experience the depth of information housed in the Roper Center archives - The complete list of "Public Opinion Matters!" topics. http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/Roperweb/pom/pom.htx;start=HS_pom_list


Newly spotlighted datasets http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/hsrun.exe/roperweb/Catalog40/Catalog40.htx;start=HS_surveyspot
Updated as of May 2, 2005

Special studies of interest recently added to iPOLL. The database now contains nearly a half million questions!
http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/ipoll.html

Title: Retirement Confidence Survey 2005 [January,2005]
Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute, The American Savings Education Council.
Methodology: Conducted by Mathew Greenwald & Associates, January 4- January 30, 2005 and based on telephone interviews with a national adults age 25 & over sample of 1,253. For some questions, there were variations in question wording between the retired and non-retired respondents which are shown. The status was determined by taking into account the respondent's and spouse's retirement status.
Search for: Keyword: 'retirement'; Date: '01/04/2005 to 01/04/2005'

Title: Medical Uses of Marijuana Survey [November,2004]
Source:
Methodology: Conducted by AARP during November, 2004 and based on telephone interviews with a national adults age 45 and older sample
Search for: Keyword: 'marijuana'; Organization: 'AARP'; Date:'11/01/2004 to 11/30/2004'

Title: George Washington University Battleground 2006 Survey [March,2005]
Source: George Washington University.
Methodology: Conducted by Tarrance Group and Lake, Snell, Perry, Mermin Associates, March 7- March 9, 2005 and based on telephone interviews with a national likely voters sample of 1,000. National likely voters are registered voters who said they are somewhat/very/extremely likely to vote in the 2006 elections for Congress.
Search for: Organization: 'Tarrance'; Date: '03/07/2005 to 03/07/2005'


Additional resources - Web sites with special survey samples

AARP Physicians' Attitudes and Practices Regarding Generic Drugs
http://www.aarp.org/research/reference/publicopinions/physicians_attitudes_and_practices_regarding_gener.html

Greenberq Quinlan Rosner Research/Soloman Project The Jewish Vote in 2004
http://www.greenbergresearch.com/publications/reports/jewishvote.pdf

Institute of Politics at Harvard University College Students Attitudes Toward Politics
http://www.iop.harvard.edu/pdfs/survey/spring_poll_2005_topline.pdf

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Teens Attitude Tracking Survey
http://www.drugfree.org/Files/Full_Report_PATS_TEENS_7th-12th_grades_2004


News Worthy
Where can you find key data on public understanding and attitudes towards science and technology?

The Roper Center is pleased to announce the acquisition and release of The National Science Foundation Surveys of Public Understanding of Science and Technology, 1979-2001. This set of surveys is sponsored by The National Science FoundationĀ­Science Resources Statistics. The core questions from the past eleven surveys (1979, 1983, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001) have been combined into one easy to use data set.

Posted by ronbo at 03:29 PM

May 02, 2005

Recent ICPSR updates and additions: May 2, 2005

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data
archive along with a list of released data collections that have been
updated:

NEW ADDITIONS:

3576 Reports of the American Indian Family History Project, 1885-1930
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03576.xml

3766 Eurobarometer 59.0: Lifelong Learning, Health, and Partners and Fertility, January-February 2003
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03766.xml

4123 ABC News/WASHINGTON POST Pre-Debate Poll, September 2004
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04123.xml

4162 CBS News/MTV Monthly Poll, September 2004
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04162.xml

UPDATES:

2896 Historical, Demographic, Economic, and Social Data: The United States, 1790-2000
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/02896.xml

4059 Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2002
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04059.xml

6105 Central and Eastern Euro-barometer 2: Current Affairs and the Media, September-October 1991
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/06105.xml

8429 Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 1970-2000
http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/08429.xml

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last
ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/.

Posted by ronbo at 04:59 PM