Surveys of Undergraduate Students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, 1972-1991 (ICPSR 6275)

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Howard Schuman

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06275.v1

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This data collection is the result of surveys of undergraduate students at the University of Michigan enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts during the period 1972 to 1991. As part of an undergraduate research methods course primarily for sociology majors, students and staff developed survey instruments, each with a central focus and other timely substantive content. Major focus areas were related to academics and student life, such as life on a university campus, study habits, academic performance, major source of college funding, use of alcoholic beverages, and campus law enforcement. Other topics covered were rights of women, military draft, Equal Rights Amendment, homosexuality, racial attitudes and experiences, and affirmative action. Students were also asked their views on Clarence Thomas, the Holocaust, Saddam Hussein, troops in Saudi Arabia, Ronald Reagan, and other topics. Data are provided for 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1990, and 1991. Demographic variables include religion, sex, grade-point average, ethnicity, area of birth, parents' education, and area of academic study.

Schuman, Howard. Surveys of Undergraduate Students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, 1972-1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06275.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1972 -- 1991
1972 -- 1991

Systematic sample.

All students registered in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan at the time of the surveys.

personal interviews

survey data

1995-03-16

2006-01-12

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Schuman, Howard. Surveys of Undergraduate Students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, 1972-1991. ICPSR06275-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06275.v1

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1995-03-16 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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