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LAS792 - Managing Research Data in the Social Sciences
This 2- or 3-credit hour graduate level course offered in the Summer 2013 term is designed to teach the skills necessary to read, reorganize, transform, display, clean,archive, and export simple or complex data. The primary tool used in the class is the SAS system. Structured Query Language (SQL) in both SAS and Microsoft Access receives a strong emphasis.
Special Screening of The House I Live In
IPSR is pleased to co-sponsor a special screening of The House I Live In on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5:30-8:30pm at 330 Strong Hall. This event is open to the public.
Sloan Foundation to support DDI Conference
The Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Hoyle, Senior Scientist at IPSR, was awarded a $6,500 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to assist with the first annual North American Data Documentation Initiative (NADDI) Conference to be held April 2-3, 2013. Deborah Ludwig, Assistant Dean of Collections & Scholar Services for KU Libraries is a Co-Investigator on the grant. The award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will reduce the registration rate for graduate students and contribute to the success of the conference, which is for those who are interested in learning more about the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and for those who already using it to contribute to its further development. DDI is a metadata standard for the social and behavioral sciences. As social science research continues to become more data-intensive, metadata standards such as DDI will be increasingly important to help researchers document, organize and archive their data.
NIH announces new initiatives in response to KU study
LAWRENCE - The world's foremost biomedical funding agency has announced a series of new initiatives in response to a study that found race-based discrepancies in research awards.
The National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to address diversity in the biomedical workforce after a 2011 NIH-commissioned study led by University of Kansas economist Donna Ginther found that black scientists are much less likely to receive NIH grants than their white counterparts.
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KU researcher proposes data exchange model
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