Undergraduates: Use Data in Your Research and Win a Prize!

Posted October 26th, 2006 by Katherine McNeill

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, is hosting two opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience in working with their data:

  1. The ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition will highlight the best undergraduate student research papers that use data from ICPSR.

    * Up to three cash prizes will be awarded. The winner will receive a monetary award of $1,000. Second place receives $750 and third place $500.
    * Deadline for submission is January 31, 2007.

  2. The ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program will take place June 11-August 17, 2007.

    * Gain experience using statistical programs such as Stata, SAS, and SPSS.
    * Learn data processing skills to prepare social science data for archiving and distribution.
    * Deadline for application is January 5, 2007.

For more information on either of these programs, contact Katherine McNeill-Harman, Data Services and Economics Librarian, at mcneillh@mit.edu.

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