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Data Services

Location: McKenzie Hall, 460M
Data Services Consultant/GTF: Eren Kavvas
Email: ekavvas@uoregon.edu

The services provided by CASIT Data Services are free to faculty and students. Priority is given to graduate students and faculty members requesting services for research purposes. Second priority is given to students requesting services for a class project or thesis.

Blog of the Week: Making the Most of Office Hours

Check out some tips to make your office hours experience great!

http://blogs.uoregon.edu/dataservices/

 


New – Winter 2016!   Office Hours:

CASIT Data Services has drop-in office hours each term (Fall, Winter and Spring only) for all faculty and students requesting data services. Office hours are posted at the beginning of each term.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 2-4pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10-12pm

Office hours during finals week are on an appointment basis. Thank you!


New Blog Online now!

Check out our weekly (or more!) blog for information about data science, digital humanities, and the University of Oregon.

We’re online at: http://blogs.uoregon.edu/dataservices/


Digital Humanities and Data Services:

We are exploring the amazing world of digital humanities! With the immense amount of resources available, it’s hard to know where to start. Many departments– from English to Art History– are using digital humanities as a new tool for research. Often times, digital humanities implements quantitative methods to examine traditionally qualitative topics.

Data services has been interested in OCR lately and we found a great site for anyone interested in learning more! Check out http://programminghistorian.org/lessons/ to learn what kind of things you can do when technology interfaces with the humanities! If there are any lessons you find extra interesting, please email me at ekavvas@uoregon.edu and I can do a workshop on it.

Thanks for checking in!


New – Fall 2015!   Office Hours:

CASIT Data Services has drop-in office hours each term (Fall, Winter and Spring only) for all faculty and students requesting data services. Office hours are posted at the beginning of each term.


New – Spring 2015!   Office Hours:

CASIT Data Services has drop-in office hours each term (Fall, Winter and Spring only) for all faculty and students requesting data services. Office hours are posted at the beginning of each term.


New – Spring 2015!  Workshop: Introduction to R for Data Analysis

CASIT Data Services will hold a 2-session introductory workshop to R, the open-source statistical programming language. The sessions will be held on April 29 and May 6 at the Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) in McKenzie Hall. For more details, please visit the workshop’s page.


2015 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

ICPSR offers summer courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. Registration for the 2015 ICPSR Summer Program begins in February 2015. Note that individuals affiliated with the University of Oregon are eligible for reduced registration fees and some financial support is available (mainly for graduate students).

More information: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/


Other Services and Announcements:

Accessing Restricted-Use/Confidential Data: We provide services to faculty and students working with restricted-use/confidential data, including assistance with writing and submitting data protection plans and with finding the most suitable option for securely storing confidential data. For additional information, visit our Restricted-Use Data page.

Secure Data Room: To meet the security requirements of most organizations that provide restricted-use data,CASIT Data Services offers a Secure Data Room. This room is equipped with a standalone desktop computer and no network or phone connections. For additional information, visit our Restricted Use Data page.

Data Access: We provide access to on- and off- campus social science data and help with identifying data sources. Visit our Data on CD/DVD and Data on the Web pages for more information on data sources.

ICPSR Access: CASIT Data Services provides user support and access to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archive. To learn more about ICPSR and how to access the archive’s data, visit CASIT Data Service’s ICPSR page.

New Datasets at ICPSR: ICPSR is constantly adding new datasets. CASIT Data Services posts a list of recent additions to the ICPSR data archive usually every other week.

Data Manipulation: We assist faculty and students with retrieving data and recoding, merging, and subsetting datasets for analysis or for use in teaching. CASIT Data Services also helps faculty and students with conversion of files across different platforms (e.g. Stata, SPSS, SAS, XML, etc.).

Online Resources: the CASIT Data Services website offers guides to online resources for finding data and help with various statistics software packages.

Data Purchase: We also purchase social science databases not currently available through CASIT Data Services.

Data Archive: We archive original social science data collections generated by university faculty.