Summer Program of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

September 22, 2015

ATLAS.ti supported this year’s Summer Program of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The event took place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The ICPSR is a unit within the Institute for Social Research. Its Mission Statement states: “ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations. The Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is a comprehensive curriculum of intensive courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology. The Program is one of the ICPSR’s educational activities besides several initiatives that encourage use of data in teaching, particularly in undergraduate instruction.

ICPSR-sponsored research focuses on the emerging challenges of digital curation and data science. Researchers also examine substantive issues related to our data collections, with an emphasis on historical demography and the environment.

The winner of the ATLAS.ti license that we raffled at this event was Gabriela León-Pérez, doctoral sociology student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Gabriela León-Pérez received her B.A. in International Studies from the Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico in 2008 and her M.A. in Sociology from Texas A&M International University in 2012. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. Her major research interests include health disparities, international migration, ethnic identity, and the dynamics of the U.S.-Mexico border. Her master’s thesis examined the use of Mexican health care services by US border residents. She will be using ATLAS.ti in her dissertation research.

 

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