Friday, February 01, 2008

Alpha Version of CRRC Data Initiative now online!!!

The alpha version of our Data Initiative data set, broad household data, covering lots of household data, but also political attitudes, social development, some health, education, migration, and social capital questions (and more) is online now. We interviewed more than 8000 people, so this really is the single largest dataset that is available on developments across the South Caucasus.

Register here to receive access to the dataset. In case you don't receive the confirmation email, let us know. (You typically should be able to log in with your email-address and password even without getting that confirmation email, though.)

You need SPSS to process it (trial versions of SPSS that last for 14 days can be downloaded here; a hefty 202 MB, though), and if you want to find out how to use SPSS, we offer a quick crude crash course on our website.

More updates on the dataset soon. And let us know what you find!!!


Reza said...

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Katy said...

Thanks Hans! Working on some now!

Katy said...

What are folks doing for a composite variable for SES?

Katy said...

SES - I'm a little torn on what to do still, but in the meantime I'm using:

level of education + status rank of employment + economic rung

I think that it'll work... but it'd be nice to discuss a creation of a composite variable with other people working with this data in order to standardize...