Teaching and Learning with ICPSR

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

These resources were created especially for undergraduate faculty and students. While any of ICPSR's data and tools can be used in the classroom, the ones provided here make it easy for instructors to set up data-driven learning experiences. The materials can be used as the basis for assignments, as an in-class or study exercise, for lecture content, or any other way you see fit. All resources are provided under a Creative Commons (attribution) License.

A number of data-driven learning guides are provide which are standardized exercises that introduce (or reinforce) key concepts in the social sciences by guiding students through a series of questions and related data analyses. Analyses are preset so students can focus on content rather than mechanics of data analysis. To assist instructors with selection, guides are also categorized by the most sophisticated statistical test presented in the exercise.

In addition, exercise modules that are made up of sequenced activities. While assignments may be created using a few of the exercises in a set, the full package must be used to meet the stated learning objectives for each. Exercise Sets are often appropriate for Research Methods courses and more substantively focused courses.

Established in 1962, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community. The ICPSR data archive is unparalleled in its depth and breadth; its data holdings encompass a range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, health and medical care, education, child care research, law, and substance abuse. ICPSR also hosts several sponsored projects focusing on specific disciplines or topics. Social scientists in all fields are encouraged to archive their data at ICPSR.

ICPSR also provides guidelines related to curation of social science data.  Specific data curation guidelines on data quality, access, preservation , confidentiality and citation are available as videos and other resources at:  http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/pages/datamanagement/index.html .

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access
Data archiving
Data citation
Data curation
Data management
Data management planning
Data privacy
Data sharing
Data stewardship
Data storage
Social science data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Collection - a group or set of items that comprise a single learning resource, e.g., a PDF version of a slide presentation, an audio file of the presentation and a textual representation of the oral transcription of the presentation.
Contributor Name: 
Name: 
Mary Vardigan
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Jenna Tyson
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Dan Meisler
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Robbin Gonzalez
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Sue Hodge
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Wendi Fornoff
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Lisa Quist
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Michael Shove
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Amy Pienta
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JoAnne McFarland
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Elizabeth Moss
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McGovern Nancy
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Kaye Marz
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Jared Lyle
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Russel Hathaway
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Peter Granda
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George Alter
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Contact Organization(s): 
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Educator Curriculum Guide - document that defines what concepts should be taught and/or how a concept should be taught effectively.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data policymaker
Early-career research scientist
Educator
Graduate student
Librarian
Publisher
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)