Archive for the 'Resources' Category

August 5, 2011

For the first time in over a decade, public-use data files available are available for the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). The DAWN is a nationally representative public health surveillance system that continuously monitors hospital drug-related emergency department (ED) visits and drug-related deaths reported by select coroner and medical examiner offices across the country.

The 2008 DAWN ED public-use data and documentation files are available for download  through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive Web site. Variables in DAWN provide details on the ED visit, including type of case, case disposition, drug involvement in the ED visit, route of administration, and the number of unique drugs reported. A metropolitan area indicator is included for the metropolitan areas that DAWN oversamples. Through SAMHDA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is planning to also release DAWN data starting from 2004 to 2007 and 2009 onwards in the upcoming year.

This dataset is 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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August 5, 2011

Edited by Tony Bennett (no, not the singer) and John Frow and published by Sage in 2008, this title is available in electronic format  (click here ).

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July 22, 2011

The NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive  has updated its data on Division I Academic Progress Rates.

The dataset, NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, 2011  , now includes the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. The data contains team level academic performances available by division, by conference, and by school.

The Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive includes user-friendly data collections related to graduation rates; team-level Academic Progress Rates in Division I; and individual-level data on the experiences of current and former student-athletes from the NCAA's (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations and Learning of Students in college study (GOALS), and the Study of College Outcomes and Recent Experiences (SCORE).

These data represent a valuable source of information for addressing a variety of issues related to both intercollegiate athletics and higher education generally. These data are collected to help answer research questions posed by college presidents, athletics personnel, faculty, student-athlete groups, the media, researchers and others in the higher education community and to assist in the development of national athletics policies.

This dataset is 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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July 22, 2011

Edited by Spencer C. Tucker and others, and published by ABC-CLIO in 2011, this two-volume work is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 591 .C53 2011.

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July 1, 2011

By Michael A. Genovese, this is the Revised Edition, published by Facts on File in 2010.  This volume is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JK 511 .G45 2010.

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July 1, 2011

Counts of U.S. Daily Newspapers by City and Political Affiliation, 1869-2004

New data on entries and exits of United States daily newspapers from 1869 to 2004 were used to estimate effects on political participation, party vote shares, and electoral competitiveness. The identification strategy exploits the precise timing of these events and allows for the possibility of confounding trends. Analysis focused on the years 1869-1928, and the remaining years of data were used to look at changes over time.

Newspapers were found to have a robust positive effect on political participation, with one additional newspaper increasing both presidential and congressional turnout by approximately 0.3 percentage points. Newspaper competition was not a key driver of turnout: the effect is driven mainly by the first newspaper in a market, and the effect of a second or third paper was significantly smaller. The effect on presidential turnout diminishes after the introduction of radio and television, while the estimated effect on congressional turnout remains similar up to recent years. No evidence was found that partisan newspapers affect party vote shares, with confidence intervals that rule out even moderate-sized effects. No clear evidence was found that newspapers systematically help or hurt incumbents.

This dataset is 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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June 23, 2011

By Michael A. Genovese and published by Facts on File in 2010, this volume is located in the Reference Collection, Second Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, under call number JK 511 .G45 2010.

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June 23, 2011

American National Election Study (ANES) Series

The American National Election Study (ANES), begun in 1948, is the oldest continuous series of survey data investigating electoral behavior and attitudes in the United States. The focus of the survey includes voter perceptions of the major political parties, the candidates, national and international issues, and of the importance of the election. Also explored are voter expectations about the outcome of the election, degree of voter interest in politics, political affiliation and voting history, as well as participation in the electoral process. ANES interviews are conducted before and after presidential elections and after national congressional elections. Post-election interviews include questions on actual voting behavior and voter reflections about the election outcome.

This dataset is 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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June 9, 2011

Formerly known as Professional Collection, this database has now been changed to the new Educator's Reference Complete .  Produced by the Gale Cengage Learning company, this database provides access to articles from periodicals and to reports from the U.S. Department of Education. 

 It also provides full-text access to nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC,  a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, ERIC provides free access to bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.

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June 9, 2011

Associated Press Health Care Reform Survey, by Stanford University with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August-September 2010 [United States]

Conducted by Knowledge Networks, this survey measured public opinion about the health care overhaul that was passed by the United States Congress in March 2010. It measured support and opposition to certain general goals of the overhaul, as well as support and opposition to specific parts of the legislation. It had a particular focus on what people knew about the bill and what misperceptions they may have about what was and wasn’t in the legislation. In addition, the survey investigated beliefs about the consequences of the legislation on future taxes, health insurance costs, access to health care, and the quality of health care. Other topics investigated by the survey include health status, health insurance status, trust in the federal government, approval/disapproval of the Obama Administration's performance, political ideology, religion, religiosity, and sources of news. The data file also includes demographic information collected by Knowledge Networks' initial KnowledgePanel® profile survey, such as age, gender, education, household size and composition, income, marital status, employment status, and ZIP code.Access Notes

One or more files in this study are restricted; consult the detailed metadata page  to learn more.

This dataset is 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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