ICPSR’s Social Sciences Data Fair

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Introducing ICPSR’s Social Sciences Data Fair:

You’re invited to participate in the 2012 ICPSR Data Fair, “Analyzing Election Data with ICPSR”! Scheduled for October 1-3, the series of webcasts will focus on orienting new users to ICPSR’s data and services, as well as providing an overview of the election data available from ICPSR and other data repositories.

Who should attend?
This data fair has been organized for the social sciences data community at large including researchers, librarians, teaching faculty, students, and policymakers from around the world who are interested in the use of social sciences data.

How do I participate?
You participate in the data fair directly from your desktop computer during the week of October 1, 2012! Live sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar technology. This webinar technology requires no downloads to your computer. All sessions will be recorded and the recordings and presentation slides posted should you desire to view the presentations at a later date. A schedule of sessions with links to the webcasts is available here.

What will be covered?
Beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 1, four one-hour sessions will be conducted to introduce new users to ICPSR’s data and services: General Orientation to ICPSR; Navigating the New ICPSR Web Site; ICPSR in the Classroom; and Promoting ICPSR on your Campus.

Other days will focus on datasets such as the American National Election Study and other polling and election data, including those held at the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut.