New RCMD Article Provides Insights from Researcher Ruben Rumbaut

The Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD) at ICPSR is pleased to make available a new article based on an in-depth interview with Ruben G. Rumbaut, professor of sociology at University of California, Irvine, and a Principal Investigator of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) [ICPSR Study 20520].

Ruben Rumbaut
Ruben Rumbaut

Rumbaut explains how the CILS began and comments on its objectives and major findings -- providing useful advice for other researchers who are attempting to analyze the data. He also gives his thoughts on several other topics, including:

  • Stimulating aspects of being a researcher
  • Challenges present in the research process
  • Why data sharing is essential
  • Reasons he deposited research data with ICPSR/RCMD
  • Applying the research experience in the classroom
  • His plans for future research endeavors

As a bonus, audio files of the entire interview and of individual questions are provided within the article, hyperlinked for easy access. 

RCMD Interview Series
The RCMD team provides interviews such as this one as a way to highlight excellent work done by top researchers and to provide greater knowledge about the research experience. Both seasoned faculty and students just starting their research careers will find in these articles much of interest. 

Ruben Rumbaut article (PDF 1.4MB)

Other RCMD Principal Investigator interviews

Additionally, learn more in this video interview with Rumbaut, courtesy of University of California, Irvine.

Feb 14, 2014

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