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October 31, 2007

Release of the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) (CD ROM) Restricted-Use Data with Electronic Codebook

NCES' 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) (CD ROM) Restricted-Use Data with Electronic Codebook has been released.

This ECB released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), features multiple search functions allowing the user to search by sector or respondent, keyword, variable name, source code, or type of variable. The ECB provides weighted and unweighted frequencies with search results, saves extraction code for future sessions, and creates a syntax file for exporting to SPSS, SAS and Stata. The CD also contains data files in ACSII format and documentation files on PDF.

If you need more information about applying for a restricted-use license, please visit:

Follow the links for amending an existing license or requesting a license for the Restricted-Use 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey and Teacher Follow-up Survey dataset.

If you have any questions about a license that you have already applied for, email Cynthia Barton at:

Posted by ronbo at 05:32 PM

October 25, 2007

Roper Center Data Acquisitions Update, September 2007

Stanford University Libraries maintains a membership to the Roper Center and Stanford faculty, staff, and students can now download data directly accessible via Roper Express. For instructions on requesting data not available via Roper Express, click on the "Data Services - Roper" link on our SSDS web site.

This month the Roper Update (pdf) for the month of September contains:

• 4 new Public Agenda Foundation studies including 2006 Public Libraries in the 21st Century, 2002 Knowing It by Heart--The Constitution and its Meaning, 2002 Lot Easier Said Than Done--Raising Children Today Survey, and 2002 When It’s Your Own Child--Special Education in Public Schools.

• 2005, 2004 and 2003 VCU Life Sciences Survey conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Public Policy.

• 6 new USA Today studies conducted by the Gallup Organization from March-July, 2007.

These notices have been archived on the Roper Center website at:

Posted by ronbo at 07:57 PM

October 24, 2007

Selections from ArcWatch (October 2007)

Tutorials Teach Mapping and Modeling Using ESRI Software

Seven tutorials show intermediate ArcGIS users how to map and model data in ArcGIS 9.x. For example, the tutorial exercises will help teach you how to model glacial terrain or model GPS data captured on the fly. Download the tutorials.

Download GIS for Earthquakes, a GIS Best Practices Booklet

In GIS for Earthquakes [PDF-4.35 MB], you will learn how GIS is being used to help agencies respond faster to earthquakes and develop better emergency response plans for such disasters. Download the booklet [PDF-4.35 MB]. For a complete list of booklets currently available, visit the GIS Best Practices showcase.

Web Seminar Offered on Authoring and Publishing Optimized Map Services

A no-cost live training seminar on November 15, 2007, will demonstrate how to author map documents optimized for publishing on ArcGIS Server. Learn about strategies for rendering map features faster with dynamic map services and for preparing a better map document for cached map services. Request a reminder.

Learn the Advantages of Using Terrain Datasets

A new podcast explores how to manage surface data in ArcGIS using terrain datasets. Terrain datasets can be a good solution for ArcGIS 3D Analyst users who work with large amounts of surface data. Useful applications for terrain datasets include floodplain mapping, watershed delineation, and hydrological modeling. Listen to the podcast. [MP3-14:24]

GeoData Gateway Provides Metadata to the EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a geospatial metadata portal, the GeoData Gateway (GDG), that allows users to discover and access geospatial resources stored throughout the agency. Read the article.

Posted by ronbo at 02:10 PM

October 22, 2007

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - New Releases through 2007-10-21

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

20262 Response to Terrorism by Local Prosecutors in 70 Large Jurisdictions in the United States, 2004


4604 Compilation of Middletown III and Middletown IV Data, 1977-1999
[Muncie, Indiana]

4724 Southern Rural Access Program (SRAP) Survey of Access to Outpatient
Medical Services in the Rural Southeast, 2002-2003

7748 American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy: General Public, 1979

20520 Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1992-1995

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 02:30 PM

October 18, 2007

From Census Update: Packing Up! and Census 2010 Website!

Fact of the Day
Packing Up!

In 2006, 39.8 million United States residents moved within the previous one-year period. Nearly half of the reasons given for moving (18.4 million) were housing related, such as wanting a bigger or smaller house. In 2006, nearly one-third (30 percent) of all people living in renter-occupied housing units lived elsewhere a year earlier. Most movers stayed within the same county (62 percent), while 20 percent moved from a different county within the same state. Find these facts and more in Geographical Mobility: 2006.

Hot Tip
Census 2010 Website!

Have you seen the Census 2010 website yet? From the Census Bureau home webpage, click "2010 Census." As the next decennial Census approaches, this 2010 website will become more and more important for keeping up with Census 2010 information. Keep up with recent news, see the timeline of activities, or print out promotional materials. Also available is our Question and Answer Center which allows you to browse Frequently Asked Questions or to submit your questions online. Keep this webpage handy as it is growing all the time!

Posted by ronbo at 03:16 PM

From IES Newsflash: Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has just expanded the State Education Reforms (SER) website. This website is based on the report "Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000".

To view the report, please visit:

This report is updated periodically to incorporate new data on state education reform activities.

The SER website, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts in four areas: 1) standards, assessment, and accountability, 2) school finance reforms, 3) resources for learning, and 4) state support for school choice options. Specific reform areas include student and teacher assessments, adequate yearly progress, statewide exit exams, highly qualified teachers, open enrollments laws, and charter schools.

Three tables have been updated and one new table has been added to the Standards, Assessment, and Accountability area of the website. One updated table and one new table were postedto the School Finance Reforms area, and one new table was uploaded to the Resources for Learning section. To locate these tables on the website, please look for the "New!" and "Updated!" tags next to the table titles.

To view the site, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 03:13 PM

From Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Users List (October 2007): SIPP Synthetic Beta Training

The Census Bureau has released a new product called the SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB). This file was created by integrating data from the Survey of Program Participation (SIPP), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and then synthesizing these data. This work was performed as part of a joint project between the three data contributing agencies. The goal was to create a product that could be used by researchers outside of the regular Census restricted-access facilities. These synthetic data should reproduce the characteristics of the underlying confidential micro-data and, at the same time, assure the confidentiality of the actual data on the sampled individuals. The Census Disclosure Review Board, SSA, and IRS have cleared this file for use by individuals without Census Special Sworn Status. Researchers interested in using the file should submit an application to the Census Bureau. This application can be found on the SIPP home page. Applications will be judged solely on feasibility (i.e. the necessary variables are on the SSB) and researchers will be given accounts on the server housing these data. While no data downloads are permitted at this time, individuals do not have to operate behind the Census firewall to access this server.

The SSB is a person-level file with SIPP, Summary Earnings Records (SER), Detailed Earnings Records (DER), and Master Beneficiary Records (MBR) information. This person-level file was created by extracting variables from the 1990-1996 SIPP panels, standardizing these variables, and then stacking individuals across panels. SER data from 1951-2003 and variables from the MBR were then merged onto the SIPP variables. Finally, DER data were summarized for each year from 1978-2003 in order to create person-level records and these were also merged. The resulting file contains approximately 40 SIPP variables, some of which time-vary and hence are repeated plus 5 SSA benefit variables, and 5 different types of earnings variables from the SER and DER which also time-vary for a total of 529 variables. The SSB is a stand-alone file and cannot be linked to other SIPP products or administrative data.

To facilitate the use of this new product, the Census Bureau is holding a training session on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 from 1-4pm at Census Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland in room T9. There is no cost to attend this training but please reserve a spot by replying to Mary Chin ( if you plan to attend. The Census Bureau is available by Metro (Green line; Suitland stop), and there is parking available (for directions, see ).

Posted by ronbo at 03:07 PM

October 16, 2007

NEW NCES REPORT! - Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First Look at the Initial Postsecondary Experiences of the High School Sophomore Class of 2002

This report, released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), provides selected, nationally representative information about the about the transition of 2002 high school sophomores to college, the selectivity and other characteristics of the institutions in which they enrolled, their choice of major, and other characteristics of their enrollment to illustrate the wealth of data that is available from the from the Second Follow-up of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. When the Second Follow-up data were collected, most of the sample members were sophomores in college. By 2006, approximately 2 years after their expected graduation date, 88 percent of spring 2002 sophomores had graduated from high school with a diploma and 4 percent had earned a General Education Development certificate. Sixty percent enrolled "immediately" in college after receiving their diploma (by October if they left high school between January and July, or by the following February if they left high school after July). High school students whose parents' income exceeded $100,000 per year had the highest rates of attendance at 4-year public and private institutions (44 and 26 percent, respectively), compared to students whose families earned $20,000 per year or less (14 and 7 percent, respectively). Thirteen percent of the spring 2002 high school sophomore class enrolled first in a highly selective 4-year institutions and 19 percent enrolled in a moderately selective 4-year institutions. Spring 2002 sophomores who took calculus in high school had the highest rates of enrollment (52 percent) in highly selective 4-year institutions. Among spring 2002 high school sophomores who had attended a postsecondary institution, 15 percent entered college intending to study business, 17 percent entered college intending to study health, and 15 percent entered college intending to study engineering/computer science/natural sciences/mathematics. An appendix to the report briefly summarizes the statistical design of the Second Follow-up.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 03:05 PM

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - ICPSR New Releases on 2007-10-16

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

4660 ABC News/Washington Post Poll #1, May 2006


2167 Washington Post 1996 Politics Poll, Wave 2, November 1996

3395 Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2000: Diary Survey

4685 Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2006

4690 Americans' Changing Lives: Waves I, II, III, and IV, 1986, 1989, 1994,
and 2002

6073 CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, February 1992

9824 Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and
Shelter Facilities, 1990-1991: [United States]

13591 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Family
Mental Health and Legal History, Wave 1, 1994-1997

20520 Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1992-1995

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last ninety
days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 03:02 PM

October 15, 2007

From NCES Newsflash: NCES Winter Forum and 21th Annual Management Information Systems Conference, 2008 (MIS 2008)

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will sponsor a 2-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics. This will be immediately followed by the 21st Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference.

The MIS Conference is a concentrated 3 days of information about best practices, innovative ideas, current issues, and practical how-to-advice about management information systems for K-12 education. The MIS Conference brings together people who work with information collection, management, transmittal, and reporting in school districts and state education agencies.

This year, the MIS Conference will offer more than 80 presentations, demonstrations, and workshops conducted by practitioners from K-12 information systems.

You are invited to attend the 21st Annual MIS Conference in San Francisco, California, and to submit a proposal for presenting a session that will add to the conference's interest and usefulness. Topics are invited from all sources, but the major focus will be on data use, data standards, statewide data systems, and data quality.

The web site for registration and proposal submission for the 21st Annual MIS Conference in San Francisco, CA is now open. A link to the meeting site which includes a PDF of the flyer and online registration and proposal submission can be found at:

A PDF of the conference brochure includes all information regarding dates, locations, and schedule of events.

Key dates:
Proposal Cut-off: December 14, 2007
Registration: Online and paper registrations open through February 1, 2008
Hotel Room Block: Closes February 1, 2008 or earlier if room block becomes filled.

For other conference and training information please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 01:07 PM

October 12, 2007

From SAS Training Report (October 2007) - New Exploratory Data Mining Course

Join us in San Francisco Nov. 28 for Exploratory Data Mining with Application to Life and Social Science. Presented by Patricia Cerrito, this course focuses on analyzing data in a variety of ways, including data visualization, association rules, clustering and predictive modeling.

Posted by ronbo at 05:25 PM

October 11, 2007

From APDU Newsletter (October 2007): GDP by Metropolitan Area and BEA's Regional Accounts

On September 26, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released prototype estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) by metropolitan area for 2001-2005. This is a new series from BEA, and the first time BEA has computed gross domestic product at the sub-state level.

GDP by metropolitan area is the local counterpart of the nation’s GDP, the Bureau’s featured and most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. Conceptually, an industry estimate of GDP by metropolitan area, or its “value added,” is the sum of incomes earned by labor and capital and the costs incurred in the production of goods and services. The GDP-bymetropolitan-area estimates can be used by both public and private sectors for various administrative purposes and for studying economic trends in metropolitan areas. For example:

• State and local governments may use the estimates in econometric models to project tax revenues and the need for public services and to promote economic development opportunities in their local area.

• Federal government agencies may use the estimates in econometric models, such as those used to project energy and water uses for cities.

• Academic researchers may use the estimates for applied economic research.

• Businesses, trade associations, and labor organizations may use the estimates for market research.

These data consist of estimates for 363 metropolitan areas and detail for 61 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries in current and chained dollars. With the inclusion of industry detail, users can evaluate industries between metro areas to see how they compare. Since the data are consistent with other datasets from BEA, users can directly compare the metro area estimates with those at the state, regional, industry, and national levels.

These data are prototype statistics in that they are being released for evaluation and comment by data users. There has been substantial interest in such statistics, and BEA might produce an annual series in the future, possibly employing a revised methodology. If you have comments or suggestions, please send these to

In addition to the GDP-by-metropolitan-area estimates, BEA provides several other regional data products useful to state and local officials at little or no cost. Go to BEA’s Web site at and click on the Regional Accounts section.

BEA also has an email subscription service. Go to and click on “Sign-Up for E-mail Subscriptions.”

It’s worth noting that creation of this new data series was prompted by user requests, led by APDU member Andrew Reamer. Users, working together, can make a difference!

Note: the information in this article was provided by staff at BEA, which is an organizational member of APDU.

Posted by ronbo at 07:40 PM

Come to the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) Open House October 17 noon - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy music, jugglers, videos and enter a raffle to win great prizes!

Come to the Library Open House</a> on October 17 from noon - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Music, Jugglers, Videos and enter a raffle for fabulous prizes. SSDS staff will be on hand in Green East to answer your questions. Look for our SSDS table!

Posted by Judy at 01:27 PM

October 09, 2007

From SPSS Events: SPSS Basics for Institutional Researchers

Oct 24, 2007
United States
Begins at: 1:00 p.m. CT
Duration: 1 hour

Register Today!

Join the Association for Institutional Research and SPSS Inc. for this online seminar and learn some tips and tricks of SPSS software for the Institutional Research environment. By viewing this webcast you’ll learn:

# Aggregate function
# Date/time wizard
# Tables
# And more!

Real life IR examples will be used to demonstrate the usefulness of these features.

This event is ideal for Institutional Researchers who may be newer to the field, or Researchers who have been in the game for years, just looking to review some basics and maybe learn some new tips from an expert.

Our presenter for this event is Gayle Fink, Director of Institutional Research at the University System of Maryland. Ms. Fink has over 20 years experience with various versions of SPSS. In her current position, Ms. Fink uses SPSS to manage data for USM’s 11 institutions and to compile analysis for the USM Board of Regents. She has compiled a longitudinal database that links enrollment, degree and financial aid information for the System. In previous positions, Ms. Fink has used SPSS to analyze class scheduling patterns as well as faculty workload.

Register Today!

Find out more, visit the organizer Web site:

Posted by ronbo at 08:34 PM

From Census Product Update (10/4/07): OnTheMap version 2.3 Released

The Census Bureau released OnTheMap version 2.3 with 42 states now appearing in the web-based mapping and reporting tool. This completes the phased release of OnTheMap version 2 that started on April 15, 2007. The 42 states in OnTheMap version 2 cover three years of data (2002-2004) and roughly 83 percent of the nation's population, introducing for the first time cross-state worker flows and new geographic layers such as Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) regions and the 110th Congressional Districts.

The freehand tool allows OnTheMap users to select geographical areas beyond traditional bounds and produce information on travel patterns; workforce distributions by age, earnings, and industry; and employment dynamics at the local level. OnTheMap is supported by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and the 45 states in the Local Employment Dynamics partnership with the Census Bureau. OnTheMap version 2 is accessible by selecting "Local Employment Dynamics" at and then "OnTheMap V2" under "Quick Links."

Posted by ronbo at 08:31 PM

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - October 08, 2007

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:


3927 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), 1999

4185 Planned Behavior, Environmental Values, and Domestic Water Conservation, in the Truckee River Watershed, [California and Nevada], 1998, 2000

4221 Independent Regulatory Commissioner Database, 1887-2000

4278 Assessing Trends and Best Practices of Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Programs in the United States, 2003

4456 Impact of State Sentencing Policies on Incarceration Rates in the United States, 1975-2002

4557 Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989

4581 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), 1997

4582 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), 2002

13573 Census of Population and Housing, 2000 [United States]: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation

20101 Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2006

20102 Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2006

20120 Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2006

20520 Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1992-1995


6491 Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities, 1992-1993: [United States]

8475 American National Election Studies Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

13582 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Child Behavior Checklist, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13583 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Conflict Tactics Scale for Partner and Spouse, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13584 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Conflict Tactics for Parent and Child, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13588 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 1, 1994-1997

13589 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Exposure to Violence (Subject), Wave 1, 1994-1997

13592 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Family Structure and Health History, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13593 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Health Screen, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13596 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Prenatal Health Screen, Wave 1, 1994-1997

13607 Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN): Youth Self Report, Wave 1, 1994-1997

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 06:51 PM

SSDS Consulting Schedule

Monday, January 19, 2009
Martin Luther King Day

SSDS consulting and email services will not be available
The Velma Denning Room will be open 1-5pm

SSDS services and regular room hours will resume Tuesday, January 20

Walk-in Hours (Monday - Thursday)

1-3pm Finding and Getting Data
3-5pm Selecting and Using Quantitative and Qualitative Software

The Velma Denning Room Hours:
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Can't make our walk-in hours?
us with your questions or to make an appointment.

Posted by Judy at 11:27 AM

October 08, 2007

2007 West Coast Stata Users Group meeting

The first West Coast (of the United States) Stata Users Group meeting will be held October 25 and 26, 2007, at Marina del Rey Hotel, located 10 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport at water’s edge.

Stata Users Group meetings started in Britain in 1995 and have spread to Italy, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, and the East Coast. Talks are intended to be accessible to a general audience with mixed levels of expertise in Stata and statistics. Stata developers will also attend, both to present new Stata features and to take notes during the popular “Wishes and grumbles” session. We hope you will consider attending the meeting.

The registration deadline is October 15, 2007.

For program schedule and details of the meeting, or to register, visit the meeting website.

Posted by yan at 02:06 PM

October 03, 2007

Roper Center Newsletter, October 2007

Most members are using iPOLL to locate US public opinion data on any topic. It's very easy to search and offers direct links to dataset files for secondary analysis. However, for those who might be using iPOLL via LexisNexis, this service will no longer be available beginning on January 1, 2008. If you are new to iPOLL, please check out the online tutorial or give us a call with any questions you might have.

Topics at a Glance!--"Iraq";start=HS_special_topics?Topic=iraq

Is the war with Iraq worth the cost? Do you approve of Bush's handling of the Iraq War? Do you believe the US is winning the war in Iraq? Do you believe the US will succeed in establishing Democracy in Iraq? Find out how others feel about this topic and more in this month's Topic at a Glance--Iraq!

Based on a new topic each month, TAG 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 "Topics at a Glance!";start=HS_pom_list

Newly spotlighted datasets;start=HS_surveyspot
Updated as of October 2, 2007

Special studies of interest recently added to iPOLL. The database now contains nearly a half million questions!

Title: Transatlantic Trends 2007 Survey [June,2007]
Source: Survey by German Marshall Fund of the US and the Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy, with additional support from the Luso-American Foundation, Portugal, Fundacion BBVA, Spain, and the Tipping Point Fdtn., Bulgaria.
Methodology: Conducted by TNS Opinion and Social Institutes, June 4-June 23, 2007 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,000. Interviews were conducted in the US by Leger Marketing of Montreal. Parallel surveys were conducted in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania. All fieldwork was coordinated by TNS Opinion and Social Institutes.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: Topic: 'diplomacy', Date: '06/04/2007 to 06/04/2007'

Title: Attitudes Toward The Public Schools Survey [June,2007]
Source: Survey by Phi Delta Kappa.
Methodology: Conducted by Gallup Organization, June 12-June 29, 2007 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,005.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: Topic: 'education', Organization: 'Gallup'; Date: '06/12/2007 to 06/12/20'

Title: Squeeze Play: How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today Survey [February,2007]
Source: Survey by National Center For Public Policy and Higher Education.
Methodology: Conducted by Public Agenda Foundation, February 13-February 25, 2007 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,001. Interviews were conducted by ICR-International Communications Research.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: Topic: 'education'; Organization: 'Public Agenda Foundation'; Date: '2/13/2007 to 02/13/2007'

Title: AARP Workers 50+ Survey [August,2007]
Source: Survey by AARP.
Methodology: Conducted by ICR-International Communications Research, August 1-August 8, 2007 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult workers age 50 & over sample of 510. Workers are those employed full-time, part-time, or temporarily unemployed.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: Topic: 'work'; Organization: 'AARP'; Date: '08/01/2007 to 08/01/2007'

Title: Death Penalty Poll [March,2007]
Source: Survey by Death Penalty Information Center.
Methodology: Conducted by RT Strategies, March 8-March 11, 2007 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,000.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: 'death & penalty'; Topic: 'crime'; Date: '03/08/2007 to 03/08/2007'

Title: VCU Life Sciences Survey [November,2006]
Source: Survey by Virginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences.
Methodology: Conducted by Center for Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, November 7-November 21, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,000.
Search for: Searched iPOLL for: 'technology'; Topic: 'science'; Date: '11/07/2006 to 11/07/2006'

Additional resources - Web sites with special survey samples

ABC News/BBC/NHK National Survey of Iraq

Posted by ronbo at 06:17 PM

October 01, 2007

Software on Unix switching to Linux: Stata, SPSS, SAS

Stanford is phasing out Solaris systems and switching to Linux.

If you use statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS remotely using an x-windows emulator such as VNC, please set up your server at one of the Linux machines such as hedge, vine, bramble (see here for details).

xstata (the x-windows version of Stata) no longer works on wisdom, power, and other Solaris 8 machines. SAS has been experiencing font display problems on the Solaris system as well.

Posted by yan at 09:18 PM