The Fall 2016 Data Extravaganza is gone, but the data are still here!
On Friday, Oct. 21st, Green Library welcomed data provider representatives from nine different sources at the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza. The event featured “Data Talks”, time for individual consultations, a Drop-in R lab and a data visualization demonstration using R.
- A talk by Stanford Professor Matthew Snipp detailing the complex history of recording race and ethnic identities in the U.S. Census.
- Adam Bailey of the Stanford Institutional Review Board (IRB) gave an overview of what researchers need to know about doing non-medical human subject research grounded in the ethical guidelines of the IRB.
- For people working with R, Claudia Engel of the Stanford Anthropology Department and the Library Academic Technology Specialists group, gave an engaging presentation on using R for data visualizations.
- Our guest speaker from across the Bay at UC Berkeley, Jon Stiles, gave a talk on the “Research Data Centers”, which are data centers for restricted and sensitive data analysis.
- The final talk of the day centered on voting and voter registries from the past. In this talk, Bradley Spahn, a Stanford Graduate Student in Political Science, presented on the use of historical data from the the California Great Registers, which are detailed voter rolls spanning the first half of the twentieth century in California.
Data resources highlighted at the Data Expo:
- CoreLogic Tax and Deed Data
- CoreLogic Loan Level Market Analytics
- Gallup Analytics
- Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
- MapLight: Revealing money’s influence on politics (open no subscription required)
- Sage Research Methods
- Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)
- World Bank iLibrary
- World Bank Data (open no subscription)
- U.S. Census Bureau (open no subscription required)
The presentations and the data expo of data providers only exposed a few of the data resources that are available to Stanford students, faculty and staff via the Stanford University Libraries. If you missed the event, don’t worry you can still find out about available data by contacting a subject specialist librarian in your discipline in the Stanford University Libraries or the Graduate School of Business Library. Additional support for social science data and software is provided by consultants in Green Library by the Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) group.
The organizers (Kris Kasianovitz, Judy Marsh and Regina Roberts) for the 2016 Gear Up for Social Science Data extravaganza would like to thank all the speakers, attendees and sponsors for their participation and engagement.