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Finding and Using Data from ICPSR

The Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is a repository of datasets for use in secondary data analysis.

ICPSR summer program

Summer Program in Quantiative Methods of Social Research

ICPSR's renowned Summer Program teaches a comprehensive, integrated curriculum of studies, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. It takes place from early June to late August and most classes are held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There are also 3-5 day workshop options

The Summer Program YouTube Channel has more information and recorded classes from past years.

Research Paper Competition

Annual Research Paper Competition 

For papers on any topic using data from the ICPSR General Archive or Thematic Collections:

  • Separate undergraduate and master's prizes
  • Awards: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place
  • Current students and recent graduates may apply
  • Deadline to submit is January 31