Tools for Finding Disability and Rehabilitation Related Data
Research tools for exploring national-survey and administrative data
Secondary datasets such as national surveys and administrative data are valuable resources for testing hypotheses and generating national-level statistics about disability and rehabilitation related-issues. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify what datasets are available and what data are most appropriate for addressing a specific research interest.
This presentation introduces two innovative web-based resources designed to help researchers learn:
- What datasets related to disability and rehabilitation are out there?
- What topics are covered in each dataset?
- What are the dataset strengths and limitations?
- How do I access the datasets?
- How to link to the University of Michigan’s Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and Research (ADDEP)
The Rehabilitation Dataset Directory is a browse-able/searchable database providing an overview, description, sample and other pertinent information for nearly 60 datasets. The Rehabilitation Research Cross-dataset Variable Catalog allows the exploration of variables organized by topics (including disability and health conditions, healthcare, health behaviors and more) simultaneously across 6 major datasets.
CLDR/Cornell Webinar, May 5, 2017 - Presenters: William Erickson and Sarah Von Schrader, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University.