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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The Third International Mathematics and Science Study was a comparative study of education in mathematics and the sciences conducted in over 40 countries on five continents. The goal of TIMSS was to measure student achievement in mathematics and science in participating countries and to assess some of the curricular and classroom factors that are related to student learning in these subjects. The study was intended to provide educators and policy makers with an unparalleled and multidimensional perspective on mathematics and science curricula; their implementation; the nature of student performance in mathematics and science; and the social, economic, and educational context in which these occur.
Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), 2002-2006 is a national, longitudinal study that involves approximately 5,000 three and four year old preschool children across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies aimed at determining how Head Start affects the school readiness of children participating in the program as compared to children not enrolled in Head Start and under which conditions Head Start works best and for which children.
ICPSR, the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Child Care Bureau, the Office of Planning Research and Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services have collaborated to develop the Research Connections website.
According to the site,
“Research Connections offers public access to child care and early education research data, some of which have never before been publicly available. Researchers can download analysis-ready data directly to their desktop or analyze selected data online free of charge. Data training workshops and an archive for research projects serve the entire field.
The integrated database links written documents to the actual instruments and data files on which their findings are based, provides links from the data files to the publications based on them, and links resources on similar topics, by the same author, or funded by the same agency.
Our database is up to date and continually growing. By January 2010, we provided access to over 16,000 resources, including 157 datasets.”
The India Human Development Survey is a national survey conducted in 2005.
“Two one-hour interviews in each household covered topics concerning health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing and arithmetic tests. Additional village, school, and medical facility interviews will be available at a later date.”
FACES is “an ongoing national longitudinal study of the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of Head Start children”. Head Start survey data is available for