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Using the NHES Database for Research and Policy Analyses (July 11-13, 2007 - Washington, DC)
To submit your details, a response must be provided for each required item.
Form Instructions
Participants attending this seminar should have knowledge of statistics, be experienced in using personal computers, and should be proficient in the use of SPSS or SAS statistical software packages. Participants will be expected to know how to perform basic SPSS or SAS procedures, including recoding data and running descriptive analyses (e.g., frequency distributions, cross-tabulations, means). Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Interest in conducting research on educational issues;
  2. familiarity with the topics covered in NHES surveys;
  3. a research agenda that is consistent with the data available in NHES;
  4. potential to successfully relate the results of the research in an applied setting, publish the results of the research, or promote the use of the data in research applications;
  5. experience in the study of educational issues in applied or academic settings; and
  6. qualifications in the use of statistical software.
There is no fee to attend the seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for hands-on practice. NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please complete this application form and and return the following documents to Joy Butler via e-mail:

  1. A copy of your resume.
  2. A 1- to 2-page statement, clearly describing your research study and how the study can be furthered by your participation in the seminar.
  3. A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor if you are a graduate student.
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Computer Related Statistical Software Experience:
All participants must have at least 1 years of SPSS or SAS Experience.
SPSS (Windows)
SAS (Windows)
Other (specify)
Please answer the following:
1. Do you have experience merging files in SPSS, SAS, or Stata?

2. Do you have experience recoding variable values in SPSS, SAS, or Stata?

3. Have you used weights in your analysis using SPSS, SAS, or Stata?

4. Have you run statistical analyses using SPSS, SAS, or Stata?

Area of Research Interest:
Please include a clearly written description of of your research interest and how that can be furthered through the use of NHES data (1–2 typewritten pages). Be as specific as possible. If you do not wish to submit your research interest via this form, please e-mail the document to Joy Butler.
Research Interest:
Complete applications should be submitted no later than June 8, 2007. Space is limited for this seminar. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be notified by June 22, 2007.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Joy Butler
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
1901 N. Moore Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 807-2315 / fax: (703) 528-2857
Joy Butler