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University Libraries Sponsors Data Management Skills Events During October  

laptop 320 picThe University Libraries will host a series of events during the month of October designed to enhance student and faculty research data management skills. The ICPSR Data Fair will take place October 3-5 with events occurring at various times throughout the week. A "Data Management in Diplomacy" Panel is offered on Monday, October 15, 5-6:30 p.m. All events are on the 2nd floor of the Walsh Library.

ICPSR Data Fair - October 3-5, 2018 
The ICPSR is the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research of Michigan. Sessions during this week-long fair will focus on how to search for datasets in all disciplines as well as archiving research data. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend who have an interest in enhancing their research data skills.

Wednesday, October 3 

  • "ICPSR in the Liberal Arts Context - Making the Most of ICPSR at a BA Institution"
    1 - 1:50 p.m. - Location: Dean's Conference Room
    Faculty and librarians from liberal arts institutions (focus on undergraduate education) will talk about how ICPSR is used on their campuses - including some tips for working with faculty across different disciplines. Presenters: Julio Rivera and Carol Sabbar (Carthage College), Paula Lackie (Carleton College).

Thursday, October 4 

  • "Restricted Data: Depositing, Accessing and Sharing"
    12 - 12:50 p.m. - Location: Dean's Conference Room
    Learn about accessing restricted use data at ICPSR. The program will define "restricted-use data" and then dive into the deposit process, how to determine if you need restricted-use data, the process for applying to use for restricted-use data.

  • "'I've got these data, where do I put them?' - A Look at Deposit Options"
    1 - 1:50 p.m. Location: Dean’s Conference Room
    A look at all of your options for depositing data with ICPSR from self-deposit through full curation. A walk-through of the deposit process will be included.

  • "ICPSR Data Depositors Tell All! (a Q&A session)"
    2 - 2:50 p.m. - Location: Common Area
    Recent depositors will talk about sharing their data with ICPSR, why they chose the institute, and the bene- fits they have received from their decisions. Presenters include Roland Kushner (Business) Muhlenberg Col- lege, and Sook-Lei Liew, (Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy) USC.

Friday, October 5 

  • "From Asking Questions to Sharing Data: A Look at Ethics in Social Research"
    1 - 1:50 p.m. Location: Dean's Conference Room
    The attention on data sharing has focused ethics discussions on the informed consent process, but collecting, sharing, and reusing data involve a series of ethical considerations. This session will focus on the ways decisions about sampling, question wording, and even analyzing data can have ethical implications.

Register here to attend webinars at the library. Questions? Email

Reference the ICPSR Research Guide here.

The Database Management Services Research Guide is here.

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards 

"Data Management in Diplomacy" Panel – Monday, October 15, 2018 5-6:30 p.m. 
Professor Martin Edwards from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations will moderate a panel of graduate students discussing their successful strategies from DIPL 6311: Master's Research Project. The discussion will include best practices for creating datasets for quantitative and qualitative research. Students from all disciplines are welcome and refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by University Libraries Data Services Group and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. R.S.V.P:


  • Emily Ericksen, M.A.D.I.R./M.B.A., '18: "Explaining Growth in Middle Eastern Stock Markets"
    Ms. Ericksen will discuss her regression analysis, which suggests that governance measures are the big- gest determinant of stock market size across a variety of models using a 2015 sample of 47 countries.

  • Amy Marks, M.A.D.I.R./M.B.A. '18: "Sanctions: Solution or Bust?"
    Ms. Marks focused on the question - When and under what circumstances do sanctions cause the in- tended change in the target state? Her methodology was qualitative and the conclusion was supported and driven by utilizing data analysis.

  • Lynn Wassenaar, M.A.D.I.R./M.B.A. student: "Competitiveness: A Case Study of Latin American Manufacturing" 
    Ms. Wassenaar will discuss how to transition from a research idea to locating necessary data for her study. She will discuss the importance of using available resources for help and time management.

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Lisa De Luca
  • (973) 761-7959