National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

FAQs

  1. How does your archive prepare a data collection for public release?
  2. How do I decompress the files I download from your site?
  3. How do I find data referenced in a journal as being available at your archive?
  4. I'm getting a "file not found" error when trying to use a setup file. What is wrong?
  5. I'm using SPSS on a Mac. I can't read ASCII data files using the SPSS setup file I downloaded. What do I do?
  6. I am taking a stats class and need a dataset. I have selected a dataset, but there is no setup file for the stat package I am using. What should I do?
  7. I don't want to run my own statistics. Where can I get reports or statistics that have already been generated?
  8. I downloaded data from your site, but my statistics application issues an error message that the file cannot be found.
  9. I have no experience creating setup files for statistical packages. How do I load the data into the program?
  10. What are setup files?
  11. What is a codebook?
  12. What is a data file?
  13. What is MyData?