NCES Data Institute: Using IPEDS, Sample Surveys, and Federal Datasets
to Support Research on Postsecondary Education
June 20 - 22, 2016
This status message was last updated on February 22, 2016
Call for Applications is Closed
February 22, 2016 - NCES Data Institute (NDI) guidelines available and Call for Applications opens
March 31, 2016 - Application deadline (11:59 pm EDT)
April 15, 2016 - Decisions announced to applicants via email
With support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) operates the NCES Data Institute: Using IPEDS, Sample Surveys, and Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education. The Institute is an intensive introduction to NCES datasets and research methodologies using large-scale national data sources.
The NCES Data Institute (NDI) aims to achieve four major objectives:
- Stimulate interest in using IPEDS, Sample Surveys, and other federal data to address current and future research questions in institutional research, the social sciences, and education;
- Instruct participants in the methods of using IPEDS, Sample Surveys, and other federal data to conduct analyses;
- Enhance understanding about methodological and technological issues relevant to IPEDS and national sample survey data collections;
- and Encourage collaborative research studies between participants and agency staff to improve future IPEDS data collection and analysis.
The NCES Data Institute (NDI) is open to individuals looking to:
- Increase their knowledge of IPEDS and other NCES federal datasets;
- Understand how federal data are utilized in postsecondary education research;
- and Begin forming their own research questions to improve decision-making and success in higher education.
Note: The intended audience includes institutional research professionals, faculty, graduate students, staff from state and federal agencies, and national associations. Participants must be affiliated with a U.S. postsecondary education institution, U.S. state or federal agency, or U.S. affiliated higher education association or non-profit entity.
Attendee selection is based on a brief application. All applications must be submitted online. View the NCES Data Institute (NDI) guidelines for additional details including: Institute highlights, application questions and rubric, selection process, and preparation for and expectations of attendance.