Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is a large, multi-disciplinary longitudinal study of aging conducted by the University of Wisconsin. MIDUS researchers want to provide a comprehensive, canonical source of documentation for the research project. To accomplish this, the team took the diverse set of sources that previously documented the MIDUS study and created a standardized, DDI 3-based set of documentation that better enables researchers to discover and use the MIDUS data. This talk will outline the process used to create the DDI 3 documentation, and will demonstrate the resulting documentation and dissemination tools provided by Colectica. The project is a joint effort between MIDUS and Colectica.
Presentation at the North American Data Documentation Conference (NADDI) 2013
Radler, Barry, Jeremy Iverson, Dan Smith. (2013). Applying DDI to a Longitudinal Study of Aging. Paper presented at the North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI 2013), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, April 2, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/11053