The Minority Data Resource Center. Felicia LeClere, Ph.D. Director, MDRC . What is ICPSR? ---a short review. ICPSR’s origins. Established in 1962 so that social scientists could share data Started as a partnership among 21 universities
Felicia LeClere, Ph.D.
We need organizations like ICPSR to make sense of the world of social science data.
The point of the MDRC is to provide innovative access to the enormous ICPSR collection. Our philosophy until recently has been that our users are knowledgeable about data access. The goal of the MDRC is provide more democratic access to data –that includes more transparent methods of learning and using secondary data.
Clicking on Brooklyn brings us to this data listing ---it is one of the cities included in the data collection.
Information about the data file and links to other elements of the entry.
This data set is part of a series.
Data in series are linked together – this is the meta data page for this series. It describes the series and provides a link to all the studies. It also links to the original source at NCES.
View of documentation – shows there is more than one data set to choose from
Good strategy to examine the analytic potential of a data file.
Choice ---SPSS portable version of the 2005 Early Childhood Program Participation. Documentation and all other study level files are downloaded
Related literature tab provides a bibliography based on the data set from both contributed sources and ICPSR search. Full text is available depending on the institutional access to full text.
Creates a recode that combines race and age. Raceage is a dummy variable that is =1 if the respondent is under 18 and black and 0 if 18 and over and black.