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The Institute for Policy & Social Research brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. More information can be found on the About IPSR page.

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  • Kansas Statistical Abstract 2014 (49th Edition) 

    Institute for Policy & Social Research (Institute for Policy & Social Research, 2015-09)
    The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2014, contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, ...
  • The Evolution of DDI, Concepts and Technology 

    Hoyle, Larry (2016-04-08)
    This closing plenary presentation from the 2016 North American Data Documentation Initiative conference (NADDI2016) traces the evolution of the Data Documentation Initiative DDI metadata standard from initial meetings in ...
  • Qualitative Data in DDI Views (DDI4) 

    Hoyle, Larry (2016-04-07)
    This presentation explores the current set of classes for describing qualitative data in the developing DDI4 model. The qualitative model is built on the work of DDI Moving Forward sprints, the DDI Qualitative Data Model ...
  • DDI as a Common Format for Export and Import for Statistical Packages 

    Hoyle, Larry; Wackerow, Joachim (IASSIST Quarterly, 2016)
    One of the roles the DDI standard can perform is to serve as a medium for the transfer of metadata and data across both space and time. A crucial component of this role is the ability to represent the data and metadata ...
  • Empirical Legal Research Support Services: A National Survey of Law Libraries 

    Reeve, Allison C.; Weller, Travis (2015-07-21)
  • Academic Chemistry Inputs and Outcomes Data 

    Rosenbloom, Joshua L.; Ginther, Donna K.; Juhl, Ted P.; Heppert, Joseph A. (2015-07-17)
  • Empirical Legal Research Support Services: A Survey of Academic Law Libraries 

    Reeve, Allison C.; Weller, Travis (2015)
    Empirical legal research is a significant and growing portion of legal scholarship, however it has received little attention in the law library literature. In the forthcoming paper, we share and discuss the results of a ...
  • Economic Impact of Immigration in Kansas City and the Bi-State Region 

    Ginther, Donna K.; Oslund, Pat C.; Boden, Jen (Institute for Policy & Social Research, The University of Kansas, 2014-11-25)
    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation commissioned researchers from the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas to study the characteristics ...
  • Comprehensive Citation Across the Data Life Cycle Using DDI 

    Hoyle, Larry; Vardigan, Mary; Hume, Sam; Ionescu, Sanda; Greenfield, Jay; Iverson, Jeremy; Kunze, John; Radler, Barry; Weibel, Stuart; Witt, Michael C.; Thomas, Wendy (2014-11-17)
    Work products from the the NSF1448107 sponsored group attending Dagstuhl event 14432 in October 2014. These include datasets, analysis programs, and a technical report.
  • Understanding Methodological and Disciplinary Differences in the Data Practices of Academic Researchers 

    Weller, Travis; Monroe-Gulick, Amalia (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014)
    Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to better understand the data practices, influences and needs of researchers at a major public research institution. Design/methodology/approach– This paper is based on the results ...
  • Kansas Statistical Abstract 2013 (48th Edition) 

    Institute for Policy & Social Research (2014-09-01)
    The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2013, contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, ...
  • Kansas Statistical Abstract 2012 (47th Edition) 

    Institute for Policy & Social Research (2014-05-27)
    The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2012, contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, ...
  • Kansas Statistical Abstract 2011 (46th Edition) 

    Institute for Policy & Social Research (2014-05-27)
    The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2011, contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, ...
  • Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods (WIS2DOM) Workshop 

    Johnson, Jay T.; Louis, Renee Pualani; Kliskey, Andrew (2014-05-27)
    This report summarizes the findings of the February 13-16, 2013 workshop, entitled Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences to Diversify our Methods (WIS2DOM), held in Olympia, Washington at The Evergreen State ...
  • The impact of agricultural colonization and deforestation on stingless bee (Apidae: Meliponini) composition and richness in Rondônia, Brazil 

    Brown, J. Christopher; Oliveira, Marcio Luiz de (Springer, 2013)
    Stingless bees were collected throughout the state of Rondônia in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon for one year. The impact of agricultural colonization and subsequent deforestation on species composition and richness is ...
  • Using Extended Attributes in Data Analysis Software - Controlled Vocabularies, Tools and DDI 

    Hoyle, Larry (2013-11-24)
    All of the major data analysis software packages now allow some form of user defined extended attributes on variables and most also allow these attributes for the datasets themselves. In each case these attributes can be ...
  • Improving User Access to Metadata for Public and Restricted Use US Federal Statistical Files 

    Block, William C.; Williams, Jeremy; Vilhuber, Lars; Lagoze, Carl; Brown, Warren; Abowd, John (2013-04-03)
    The US federal statistical system produces prodigious amounts of public and restricted use data. The restricted use data can be difficult to interact with due to poor documentation. Documentation across agencies and the ...
  • The Paradata Information Model 

    Greenfield, Jay; Carpenter, Danielle (2013-04-02)
    Paradata is data on study processes and the collection of study data. Here we describe the development of a Paradata Information Model (PIM) in support of the National Children¹s Study (NCS) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver ...
  • Administrative Data in the IAB Metadata Management System 

    Schiller, David; Barkow, Ingo (2013-04-02)
    The Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) prepares and gives access to research data. Beside survey data the IAB provides data deriving from ...
  • Rogatus – a planned open source toolset to cover the whole lifecycle 

    Barkow, Ingo; Schiller, David (2013-04-02)
    During the last years several different tools for DDI Lifecycle have been published. Nevertheless none of the current tools is able to cover the full lifecycle from beginning to end. This presentation wants to show a first ...

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