2:36 PM, November 8, 2013

The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future data for the 8th / 10th grade and 12th grade studies. Both studies are now available for download. As normal the Core Data file (Part 0001) of the 12th grade study is available for online analysis through ICPSR's [Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research] SDA [Survey Documentation and Analysis] system.

Two exciting changes occurred this year for the 8th / 10th grade study. The first change is the concatenation of the file. Previously the 8th / 10th grade were separated out by grade and the four forms used. Now all eight parts are merged together to create one complete file. This was done in an effort to enhance and simplify analysis. The other change is that the 8th / 10th grade file is now available on the SDA system for the first time. 

Since 1976, Monitoring the Future is an annual, national survey sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted by the University of Michigan. Each year nearly 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders complete surveys to explore changes in drug use, educational aspirations and attitudes, personal values and behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of youth across the United States.

More information about Monitoring the Future can be found on their web site.

These datasets are available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories.  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

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