Stories about data, the people who use, seek, or create data, and why people should care about data. From ICPSR, the world's largest social science data archive. Proudly recorded at the University of Michigan.
Episode 17: Democracy's Data
Dr. Dan Bouk is on to talk about his new book, "Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them." He tells us about why the U.S. House of Representatives is stuck at 435, the ways that the census was weaponized during World War II, and how queerness found a way to be visible to the statistical system.
Episode 16: Data Brunch Live! The Research Data Ecosystem
How do people access data? Not just researchers... what about journalists? Think tank employees? Retail managers? Grandparents? We want everyone to have access to data, but what does that really mean? If everyone has access to data, what does that mean in terms of getting people to actually see it?
The Research Data Ecosystem, a new initiative from ICPSR with funding from the National Science Foundation, will make research data accessible to broaden participation in the frontiers of scientific research.
Bonus Episode: The ICPSR 2021 Research Paper Winners and Measuring Daily Stressors
In this special bonus episode of Data Brunch, guest-hosted by ICPSR summer interns Evie Katmanivong and Varshini Kashyap, we hear from three Singapore Management University students (Ng Hok Shan Matthew, Verity Lua, and Nadyanna Majeed) whose undergraduate entry won the ICPSR 2021 Research Paper Competition. Interviewed by ICPSR’s Kathryn Lavender, Data Project Manager at the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging or (NACDA), the trio earned First Place in the Undergraduate Competition with a paper titled “Is trait self-esteem a resilience factor against daily stressors? A multilevel analysis.” Their paper uses data from Midlife in the United States (MIDUS 2), and the Daily Stress Project.
Episode notes at myumi.ch/ICPSRDataBrunch
Episode 15: Pandemic & Policy
It's the final episode of season 2!
Join us for a talk with 3 of the researchers behind the COVID Border Accountability Project (COBAP), which tracked international border closures and policies related to COVID-19. How countries reacted, how they didn't, and how a small dog helped fund this massive dataset.
See more at covidborderaccountability.org
Episode 14: Metadata and Mimosas
It's Love Data Week 2022! We talk to one of our favorite people and the mother of our beloved mascot DataJeff, Stephanie Labou, about what Love Data Week is all about, the importance of making analysis accessible, and the joys of Eggs Benedict.
For links, show notes and more, visit https://myumi.ch/ICPSRDataBrunch.
Episode 13: Data Brunch Live! A Joint Podcast with CESSDA
Earlier this week we hosted a joint webinar/podcast recording with the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) and its director, Ron Dekker. Ron talks with Maggie Levenstein, ICPSR's director, about what it's like leading two of the world's largest data consortia through the years, and what might change for social science data in 2022 and beyond.