Author Archives: Lu Chou

Data Brunch: An ICPSR Podcast

This podcast features stories about data and the people who use, seek, or create data, and why people should care about data. A new episode is published every other Friday. Listen to any of these episodes on Soundcloud, Spotify, or … Continue reading

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Median Age at First Marriage for Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples, 2019

The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) at the Bowling Green State University just released this family profile. Its findings are based on data from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. It is interesting to see … Continue reading

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Purdue Opinion Panel polls, 1949-1974

In early 1940s Hermann Henry Remmers, a Professor of Education and Psychology at Purdue University designed a poll to understand the attitudes of teenagers. It was the first time nearly all Americans teenagers attended high school. Dr. Remmers utilized sampling … Continue reading

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Annual Report 2020: How the Pandemic Defined 2020

This annual report by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers in-depth analyses of the economic impacts wrought by COVID-19. It identifies real-time economic trends and examines various policy responses during this pandemic period. It highlights the effects of the … Continue reading

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FRED Has a New Website

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is celebrating two anniversaries. FRED is a trusted source of economic data for 30 years and ALFRED is celebrating 15 years of providing vintage versions of economic … Continue reading

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Updates from IPUMS

Over 300 integrated variables from the 2019 NHIS are now available from IPUMS NHIS. Data from the February 2021 basic monthly survey and supplemental COVID-19 variables from January and February 2021 are in IPUMS CPS. IPUMS PMA (Performance Monitoring for … Continue reading

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2019 NHIS Redesign

For the first time in over 20 years the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) redesigned its questionnaires in 2019. Information that were previously collected for all family members are now only collected for sample adults and/or sample children. The interviewer … Continue reading

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UW-Madison Data Storage Finder

The UW-Madison Data Storage Finder is designed to help researchers navigate the centralized campus research data storage options. This tool presents all data storage options in one interface and compare and contrast them. These storage services are also available for … Continue reading

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The 2021 ICPSR Summer Program, Registration Now Open!

The ICPSR Summer Program offers a comprehensive curriculum in research design, statistics, quantitative methods, machine learning, and data analysis. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mode of instruction will be online. The four-week sessions will be held between June 21 … Continue reading

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Roper Center U.S. State Polls

The Roper Center at Cornell University has made questions from U.S. state-level polls available in the Roper iPoll database. It includes exact question wording, sample size, and survey sampling method. These state polls are from major national polling organizations and … Continue reading

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