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Title: Data Resources of the National Institute of Justice, Eighth Edition
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 356
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 92-IJ-CX-C004; 89-IJ-CX-C008; 84-IJ-CX-K046
Sale Source: University of Michigan
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This eighth edition of Data Resources of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides summary information about NIJ's data resources collection as of October 1995.
Abstract: The NIJ Data Resources Program collects, preserves, and disseminates data from NIJ grantees for further analyses by other researchers. NIJ-sponsored researchers submit their data to the Data Resources Program at the conclusion of their projects. The machine-readable data, codebooks, and other documentation are reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and clarity; edited; augmented with descriptive materials; and deposited with a public data archive. These data are available to researchers to verify, refine, or refute original findings; to pursue inquiries not addressed by original investigators; and to combine with data collected at other sites and times. This edition contains 230 datasets contributed by 334 original principal investigators. Each abstract follows a common and consistent structure that provides information on the basic purpose and methodology of the original research, the unit of observation, the number of records, the number of variables, and the geographic and temporal coverage of the research. Information about the file structure and publications derived from the data is also provided. The abstracts are organized alphabetically by principal investigator. The contents should be consulted to identify data collected by specific researchers. A topical index is included, along with an index of all principal investigators.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Data collections; Information dissemination; Information processing; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Research programs
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