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Data Resources of the National Institute of Justice, Eighth Edition

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356 pages
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.
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.

Date Published: January 1, 1995