Data User Help Center (Audio/Video Tutorials)

Tutorials

Tutorials are concise explanations of how to use the ICPSR website and the data you obtain from the site.

  1. An Overview of SDA and Its Features

    This two-part tutorial presents an overview of SDA 3.2, an online data analysis tool that allows you to perform statistical analyses without SAS, SPSS, or Stata. In a click-by-click tour, Part 1 shows how to navigate the ICPSR website in order to find and access data that are SDA-enabled, followed by an introduction to the features of the SDA interface. Part 2 presents the practical application of SDA's features, using a specific ICPSR dataset to demonstrate how to conduct analyses on the data, as well as how to use other features like new variables creation, subsetting, and downloading data.

  2. Creating and Using a MyData Account

    This short tutorial shows you how to open and take advantage of a MyData account when using the ICPSR website.

  3. Finding and Gaining Access to Restricted Data at ICPSR

    This short tutorial helps users understand the different types of restricted data at ICPSR and where on the ICPSR website to find out how to access it.

  4. Reading Data into SAS

    This short tutorial teaches you how to use an ICPSR setup file to create a SAS dataset.

  5. Reading Data into SPSS

    This short tutorial teaches you how to use an ICPSR setup file to read ASCII data into SPSS.

  6. Reading Data into Stata

    This short tutorial teaches you how to use an ICPSR setup file to read ASCII data into Stata.

  7. Resetting File Extensions in Windows 7

    In Windows 7 file extensions are hidden by default. But SAS, SPSS and Stata need to see the file extension to run setup files. This short tutorial shows you how to reset the file extension option in Windows, so your setup files will run properly. This tutorial shows how to make those file extensions visible to users and to the software packages.

  8. Resetting File extensions in Windows XP

    In Windows XP, file extensions are hidden by default. But SAS, SPSS and Stata need to see the file extension to run setup files. This short tutorial shows you how to reset the file extension option in Windows, so your setup files will run properly.

  9. SDA Tutorial on Frequencies and Crosstabs

    Part 2 presents the practical application of SDA's features, using a specific ICPSR dataset to demonstrate how to conduct analyses on the data, as well as how to use other features like new variables creation, subsetting, and downloading data.

  10. Subsetting using SDA

    This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a subset of a study in SDA.

Webinars

Webinars are recorded presentations that address broader topics and may involve a question/answer session at the end.

  1. Analyze Data Online on Demand: An Introduction to SDA

    This webinar is a demonstration of SDA, an online data analysis tool that allows users to perform statistical analyses without SAS, SPSS, or Stata. It shows you how to find and access data that are SDA-enabled, and it demonstrates the statistical analyses that can be accomplished in SDA.

    Original webcast date: February 2009

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  2. An Introduction to NACDA: National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

    This webinar is a demonstration of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) located within ICPSR. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, processing as needed to promote effective research use, disseminates them to researchers, and facilitates their use.

    Original webcast date: February 23, 2010

  3. Broadening the Scope and Range of Minority Data -- Making Data on Underrepresented Populations Accessible

    This webinar outlines ICPSR's continuing efforts to provide and make available more data about underrepresented populations for researchers to explore important questions and relationships. In late 2009, ICPSR redesigned and renamed the Minority Data Resource Center (MDRC) to the Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD). The focus will be on the website's new layout and resources, the revised structure of the RCMD, and the current goals and programs for this archive's future.

    Original webcast date: April 6, 2010

  4. Creating Setup Files for SPSS

    This webinar introduces you to creating SPSS set-up files, beginning with how to evaluate a study codebook (in order to identify content necessary for creating a setup file), how to look at potential problems with the codebook, and how to write the file with the proper sequence and formatting.

    Original webcast date: January 2009

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  5. Depositing Data with ICPSR - Featuring the Data Deposit Form

    An overview of the process of depositing data with ICPSR, this webinar features a step-by-step introduction to the Data Deposit Form. The presentation covers why to deposit data with ICPSR, how to do it, and what happens after submitting it.

    Original webcast date: August 26, 2009

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  6. Enhancing Analysis of Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Populations in the US

    This webinar outlines ICPSR's efforts to make available data about and for underrepresented minorities. The focus is on the Resource Center for Minority Data (formerly known as the Minority Data Resource Center), and the best way to access data and other useful tools using the RCMD website.

    Original webcast date: December 16, 2008

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  7. Finding What You Want or Wanting What You Find at ICPSR

    This webinar shows you how to expedite search strategies on the ICPSR website. It focuses on what you can learn from the things you find, cautions you about what you will not find, and helps you rethink your approach to data searches beyond ICPSR.

    Original webcast date: March 24, 2009

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  8. Inquiry-based Learning Webinar

  9. Introducing the New Research Connections Website

    This webinar is a demonstration of Research Connections, a publicly available online resource that offers a comprehensive, easily searchable collection of more than 15,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education.

    Original webcast date: January 25, 2010

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  10. Introduction to ICPSR

    This webinar is a broad introduction to the resources available at ICPSR. It covers a range of topics, from social science data to online analysis, from training in quantitative methods to instructional resources and student opportunities that promote quantitative literacy, and more. It's a great orientation if you are new to ICPSR, refreshing your knowledge of our resources, or investigating membership in ICPSR.

    Original webcast date: June 24, 2009

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  11. Using ICPSR Data to Teach Deviance and Other Social Science Concepts

    This webinar serves as a complete introductory tour of the Data-Driven Learning Guides (DDLGs), the heart of ICPSR's Online Learning Center. Using a sample DDLG about adolescent deviance, the presentation introduces instructors, researchers, and students to every aspect of DDLGs and how they can best be utilized in the classroom.

    Original webcast date: November 2008

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  12. When Setup Files Go Bad: Debugging SAS, SPSS, and Stata Code

    This webinar shows you how to know when a setup file is running correctly, how to diagnose the problem when something goes wrong, and how to debug programming in each of the three statistical analysis programs: SAS, SPSS, and Stata.

    Original webcast date: April 28, 2009

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