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Data Resources for International Environmental Policy (ENVS 377/POLS 384): Data Services at Emory

Data Services at Emory

The Electronic Data Center is now part of Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (http://digitalscholarship.emory.edu), which helps students and faculty locate numeric data and statistical information. We also help researchers manage, format, and prepare their data for statistical analysis. This guide is a collection of data resources that are potentially relevant for studying environmental conditions and policies. This particular tab witin the guide is a collection of various links from the Data Center's website. Please note that the Data Center's website will be transitioned into the ECDS website over the next few months.

http://edc.library.emory.edu/ - The Homepage for the Electronic Data Center

http://edc.library.emory.edu/content/links - The Data Freeway, a thematically-organized collection of links to on-line data sources. The sources here are often more specialized and niche-oriented than the resources included in this guide.

http://edc.library.emory.edu/content/help-resources-and-training - Here, you'll find help resources for working with particular data resources, such as the ICPSR. You'll also find various guides for and introductions to working with particular statistical software programs (R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/enewsletters/iassist.html - Yes, you do have to cite your data sources. This guide will help you figure out how to cite your data in a way that is informative and useful to others. See http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/datamanagement/citations.html for additional information on and discussion of data citation.

http://www.nature.com/authors/policies/availability.html - "Availability of data, material and methods": Nature Magazine now has a policy that "[s]upporting data must be made available to editors and peer-reviewers at the time of submission for the purposes of evaluating the manuscript."

http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1257891 - "Raising the Bar:" Science "has established (...) a Statistical Board of Reviewing Editors (SBoRE), consisting of experts in various aspects of statistics and data analysis, to provide better oversight of the interpretation of observational data" as part of its process for reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication.

http://www.dartstatement.org/ - "Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) in Quantitative and Qualitative Research Traditions": guidelines from the American Political Science Association on promoting transparency in both quantitative and qualitative research.

http://edc.library.emory.edu/content/contact - Data Services contact information and hours.

Data Services

Robert O'Reilly, Ph.D
Contact:
404-727-6129 (P)

roreill@emory.edu

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS)

Woodruff Library, 3rd Floor

ECDS Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM

We help researchers with locating quantitative data and with cleaning and preparing data for analysis.
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