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dc.contributor.authorAmin, Alerk
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T19:33:39Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:33:39Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/11040
dc.descriptionPresentation at the North American Data Documentation Conference (NADDI) 2013
dc.description.abstractThe RAND Survey Meta Data Repository aims to help researchers use data and metadata from the HRS-family of surveys on aging, including studies from the US, UK/Europe and Asia. The project consists of 3 major parts: 1) Importing the metadata for each wave of each survey (in various formats such as DDI, Excel, Word/PDF) and linking the various modules/items with a single hierarchy of concepts 2) Creating the RAND Harmonized datasets by combining data across different waves of different studies, to facilitate easier comparison across years and countries 3) The Repository website, which provides researchers a single point of access to browse/search the metadata across all of the different surveys Currently, only one of the studies provides metadata in DDI format to simplify the import process; for the other studies, custom scripts and a great deal of manual effort are required. This presentation will discuss how DDI could be used to improve the process of importing the metadata and creating the RAND Harmonized datasets, as well as benefits for the researchers that access the Repository.
dc.description.sponsorshipInstitute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas; University of Kansas Libraries; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Data Documentation Initiative Alliance, RAND Corporation
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectDDI
dc.subjectNADDI
dc.subjectMetadata
dc.subjectData documentation
dc.subjectRAND
dc.subjectHRS
dc.subjectHealth and Retirement Study
dc.titleData and Metadata Harmonization for the RAND Survey Meta Data Repository
dc.typePresentation
kusw.oanotesAuthor approved metadata by email 2013-04-11---- Hi Larry, That looks great. Once it is in the system, can you please send me a link to it? Thanks, Alerk
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