Category Archives: New Dataset

Mongolia GIS

While researching my upcoming Mongolia trip, I was amazed to discover a treasure trove of Mongolian data already at Rutgers.  Christopher Free, a quantitative ecologist, studies Mongolian fisheries, and is an R and GIS expert to boot.  He has compiled a one-stop archive for Mongolian GIS data and R courses that use Mongolian fish data as examples [much better than sports statistics!].

These are exactly the kinds of global connections I am delighted to make!

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High School Longitudinal Study

I am not regularly posting about interesting datasets as much as I used to.  But this High School Longitudinal Study [2009-2013] from ICPSR is fascinating, dealing as it does with the following questions:

  • How do parents, teachers, counselors, and students construct choice sets for students, and how are these related to students’ characteristics, attitudes, and behavior?
  • How do students select among secondary school courses, postsecondary institutions, and possible careers?
  • How do parents and students plan financing for postsecondary experiences? What sources inform these plans?
  • What factors influence students’ decisions about taking STEM courses and following through with STEM college majors? Why are some students underrepresented in STEM courses and college majors?
  • How students’ plans vary over the course of high school and how decisions in 9th grade impact students’ high school trajectories. When students are followed up in the spring of 11th grade and later, their planning and decision-making in 9th grade may be linked to subsequent behavior.

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Historical Urban Ecological Data – Lead?

Historical Urban Ecological Data, 1830-1930, is a dataset available from ICPSR.  With lead contamination now in the news in Newark, NJ as well as Flint, MI, this may be a timely resource.

The HUE data covers seven cities (Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, Manhattan, and Philadelphia) for the years 1830 to 1930 and provides detailed disease reports by location, and includes in-street sewer and water sanitation systems.  Pretty good bet those were lead pipes.

Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2010

The Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2010 aims to identify the attitudes of the public in the United States and in 12 European countries towards foreign policy and transatlantic issues. This survey concentrated on issues such as: United States and European Union (EU) leadership and relations, international relations, the likelihood of strong leadership from the United States, the EU, Russia, China, and India five years from now, respondent assessment of the current United States President on various issues such as climate change and stabilizing Afghanistan, which issues should be priorities for United States and EU leaders in the next five years, favorability towards certain countries and institutions, international cooperation, international conflict, the role of China in international issues, Turkey and Turkish accession to the EU, the international economic crisis, economic versus military power, Turkey and Cyprus reunification, political party attachment, vote intentions in the next national elections, and left-right political self-placement. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, race, age when finished full-time education and stage at which full-time education completed, occupation, type of phone line, household composition, type of locality, and region of residence.

Global Views 2010: American Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Global Views 2010: American Public Opinion and Foreign Policy  is part of a quadrennial series designed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of the general public on matters related to foreign policy, and to define the parameters of public opinion within which decision-makers must operate. This public opinion study of the United States focused on respondents’ opinions of the United States’ leadership role in the world and the challenges the country faces domestically and internationally. Many topics are covered.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, 2009

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, 2009 is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of inter-related sources of CCDF policy information that support the needs of a variety of audiences through (1) Analytic Data Files and (2) a Book of Tables. These are made available to researchers, administrators, and policymakers with the goal of addressing important questions concerning the effects of alternative child care subsidy policies and practices on the children and families served, specifically parental employment and self-sufficiency, the availability and quality of care, and children’s development.
It provides information at the state and local level.

National Inmate Survey

The National Inmate Survey 2007 is available. The survey is comprised of two questionnaires — a survey of sexual victimization and a survey of past drug and alcohol use and abuse.

HIV Transmission Network Metastudy Project: An Archive of Data From Eight Network Studies, 1988–2001

The HIV Transmission Network Metastudy project is a collection of datasets that could be used (1) to analyze the influence of partnership networks on the transmission of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, and (2) to examine the influence of study design on estimation of network properties and impacts. Eight studies contributed datasets to the collection in locations such as Colorado, Atlanta, Houston, Baltimore, and more.

Women’s Movements and Women’s Policy Offices in Western Postindustrial Democracies, 1970-2001

Women’s Movements and Women’s Policy Offices in Western Postindustrial Democracies, 1970-2001 was produced by the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State (RNGS) as a part of a cross-national longitudinal study of women’s policy offices and women’s movements in western postindustrial democracies. The RNGS dataset contains 130 policy debates/observations from 13 countries coded on 28 concepts and over 110 variables. It provides information on women’s movements, women’s policy offices, policy making processes, and policy debates over a 35-year time period.

IPUMS-International

The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the latest expansion of the IPUMS-International data series. We recently added 26 new samples. The data release includes 7 new countries — Germany, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Sudan — as well as additional samples for 5 countries already in the database: Cambodia, Egypt, France, Palestine and Vietnam. The data series now contains 397 million person records from 185 censuses in 62 countries.