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EC 410 Senior Seminar

Professor: Reza Ramazani

Library Liaison: Marilyn Scoville
Durick 207
802.654.2410
mscoville@smcvt.edu

  • Scholarly articles, journals, and databases

Scholarly journals (aka = Peer Reviewed, Primary Journals, Research Journals): common elements

  • Peer Review (Refereed) - Blind, double blind. Other subject specialist review the submitted research for its viability to be published within the journal
  • Follow citation guidelines for citing sources common within that scholastic discipline
  • Place of FIRST published research on a topic
  • Often more than one author, particularly in scientific research
  • Ethics statement - how human and animal subjects are treated within experiments
  • Use research methods tied to the subject discipline. For example Case Studies are often used in the subject area of Management Studies

Scholarly articles: common elements

  • Abstract (summary of article often written by author)
  • Footnotes/References
  • May include survey or study results
  • Discussion based on research and subject expertise
  • Conclusion

Scholarly databases

EconLit with Full Text
Business Source Complete
ABI/INFORM Global

Medline 

ERIC

Sportdiscus

  • Statistical Databases
 Statistical Abstract of the United States
 ProQuest Statistical Insight
 World Development Indicators
 Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics   
 Population Reference Bureau

Local Market Audience Analyst

Population / Demographics

Current Population Survey
Penn World Tables (Center for International Comparisons)
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, environment...world development issues
ChicagoPop Center Research – social demography resources on families, health, poverty, inequality
Economic and Social Development Research and analysis

Children

USDA  The Cost of Raising Children
American’s Children and http://childstats.gov/americaschildren 
America's children: key national indicators of well-being  
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Criminal Justice / Drug Control

Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics: Drugs and Crime
Correction Population in the United States, 2010
Census of Jails
Prison Policy Initiative
Federal Bureau of prisons includes a population count for each prison
Office of National Drug Control Policy

Education

Dept of Education
NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Run your own data (tutorial)
CDC: WISQARS
Dept of Health and Human Services  
Health data Interactive
National Center for Health Statistics includes surveys and data, reports, events and a data warehouse
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, environment...world development issues
WHO World Health Organization 

Economics

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic Census
Economic Indicators   economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau 

Gasoline prices / Motor Vehicles / Transportation

U.S. Energy Information Administration   also  http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/ 
National Highway Safety Administration   
Motor vehicle dept by state—eg. www.dmv.vermont.gov  

Natural Resources / Water

World O Meter
Little Green Data book 2012 from the WorldBank  
Water and Food to 2025 from International Food Policy Research Institute 
Improved Water Source from WorldBank   
Living Standards Measurement Study  dataset link 



Statistical Accuracy

STATS: Statistical Assessment Service
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research


Sampling of ...Articles / Books / Reports related to research questions

Ski Industry economic analysis  (www.nsaa.org    National Ski Areas Association)
NAICS--skiing 71392

A sample search in BSC, EconLIT, Sports, ASP: “ski industry” and economic 

Ski Facilities. (2012, September 10). First Research Industry Profiles. (industry financials)

Scott, D., McBoyle, G., Minogue, A., & Mills, B. (2006). Climate Change and the Sustainability of Ski-based Tourism in Eastern North America: A Reassessment. Journal Of Sustainable Tourism, 14(4), 376-398. doi:10.2167/jost550.0

Deberry, F. (2011). Economic Analysis 2009-10. Ski Area Management, 50(2), 41-43.

Goeldner, C. R. (1994). Economic analysis of North American ski areas 1976-93. A unique 17 season review of the North American ski industry. Boulder, Colo.; United States: Business Research Div., University of Colorado.

Mulligan, J. G. (2011). Market size, service quality and competition in the US downhill ski industry. Applied Economics Letters, 18(15), 1497-1500. doi:10.1080/13504851.2010.543072

Ski Industry Faces Uphill Climb Against Global Warming. (2004). Global Environmental Change Report, 16(2), 4.

Economic Analysis of United States Ski Areas (annual) 1994/95 at UVM; request more recent issues through Interlibrary Loan, Dartmouth has 2008/2009, 2005/2006, 2002/2003

 

NCAA Division 1 finance  (ncaa.com, ncaa.org, indystar.com.ncaa)

USA Today database of College Athletics Financing 2006-2011

Revenues and Expenses, 2004-2010.  NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Report. (2011). Indianapolis, IN: NCAA. This report provides summary information concerning revenues and expenses of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics programs for the fiscal years 2004 through 2010. It is the result of surveys conducted during the fall of each of those years; complied by CPA Daniel Fulks, Phd, CPA.

 

Organ donations affected by bioprinting  (sample of articles from Medline below)

International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation 2010 Original Research Article
Transplantation Proceedings, Volume 44, Issue 6, July–August 2012, Pages 1592-1597

M.P. Gómez, E. Arredondo, G. Páez, M. ManyalichIrving, M. J., Tong, A., Jan, S., Cass, A., Rose, J., Chadban, S., & ... Howard, K. (2012). Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 27(6), 2526-2533.

Goldstein, M. J., Lubezky, N., Yushkov, Y., Bae, C., & Guarrera, J. V. (2012). Innovations in Organ Donation. Mount Sinai Journal Of Medicine, 79(3), 351-364. doi:10.1002/msj.21312

Gómez, M. P., Arredondo, E. E., Páez, G. G., & Manyalich, M. M. (2012). International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation 2010. Transplantation Proceedings, 44(6), 1592-1597. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.04.005.

Sung, R. S., Galloway, J. J., Tuttle-Newhall, J. E., Mone, T. T., Laeng, R. R., Freise, C. E., & Rao, P. S. (2008).Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States, 1997–2006. American Journal Of Transplantation, 8(4p2), 922-934. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02171.x

Klein, A. S., Messersmith, E. E., Ratner, L. E., Kochik, R. R., Baliga, P. K., & Ojo, A. O. (2010). Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States, 1999–2008. American Journal Of Transplantation, 10(4), 973-986. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.03008.x

Rosenblum, A. M., Li, A., Roels, L., Stewart, B., Prakash, V., Beitel, J., & ... Garg, A. X. (2012). Worldwide variability in deceased organ donation registries. Transplant International, 25(8), 801-811. doi:10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01472.x

 

Team spending and MLB (www.mlb.com)  * look for annual reports for various teams...
NAICS= 711211

Dissertation available in the dissertation database:  Volz, B.D. (2009). Three essays on the economics of professional baseball. CT: University of Connecticut.

A sample search for : Major league baseball and (spending or wages or salary or compensation)

 

Cancer organizations

Cancer Cure Foundation  www.cancure.org/statistics.htm 
National Cancer Institute   www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding
Investment in Cancer Research  http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/budget_planning_leg/plan-2012
Office of Budget and Finance  http://budgettool.cancer.gov/
American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org   *look for annual reports

Foster Care

Lino, M., & Department of Agriculture, C. (2008). Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007. Miscellaneous Publication Number 1528-2007. US Department Of Agriculture,

Davidson, H. (2008). Federal Law and State Intervention When Parents Fail: Has National Guidance of Our Child Welfare System Been Successful?. Family Law Quarterly, 42(3), 481-510.

Administration for Children and Families, (. (2005). National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, No. 2: Foster Children's Caregivers and Caregiving Environments. Research Brief: Findings from the NSCAW Study. US Department Of Health And Human Services,

Dworsky, A. (2005). The economic self-sufficiency of Wisconsin's former foster youth. Children & Youth Services Review, 27(10), 1085-1118. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2004.12.032

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