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Survey on Humanities Graduate Education and Alternative Academic Careers, 2012

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Rogers, Katina (University of Virginia. Scholarly Communication Institute)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Free Keywords
careers; employers; employment; graduate students; higher education; humanities; job expectations; job skills; job training
  • Abstract

    The Survey on Humanities Graduate Education and Alternative Academic Careers, 2012 investigates perceptions about career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study was carried out by the Scholarly Communication Institute. The SCI administered a broad survey of humanities-trained respondents who self-identify as working in alternative academic careers (non-academic, non-tenured or tenured track), as well as their employers. Part One (Main Survey (Public-Use)) of the collection contains data of humanities-trained respondents working in alternative academic careers. Respondents were asked about their degree(s), career, methods course, value of degree(s), preparedness for position, training at work, job resources, and job skills. Part Two (Employer Survey (Public-Use)) contains data from a survey of the respondents' employers. Employers were asked about their humanities employees' performance, competencies, education, preparedness, and any training the employees needed. Part Three (Main Survey (Restricted-Use)) is a restricted data file that contains an additional 58 variables not included in Part One. Variables in Part Three include variables such as race, gender, geography, birthday, marital status, and number of dependents.
  • Abstract

    Mixed method
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Survey (Public-Use)
    • DS2: Employer Survey (Public-Use)
    • DS3: Main Survey (Restricted-Use)
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-07-10 / 2013-10-01
    Time period: 2012-07-10--2013-10-01
  • 2012-07-10 / 2013-10-01
    Collection date: 2012-07-10--2013-10-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China (Peoples Republic)
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Sampled Universe
People with advanced humanities degrees employed in roles other than tenured or tenure-track faculty. Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Convenience and snowball.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey

    For Part 1 and 2, character variables greater than 244 characters appear truncated in the data collection. ICPSR has provided these variables with complete responses in separate qualitative data Excel files. These Excel files also contain V1 Respondent ID. Please see Appendix 1 in the ICPSR Codebook for a complete list of character variables greater than 244 characters.

    Please note that Part 1 and Part 3 can be linked using variable V1, Respondent ID.

    For additional information on the Survey on Humanities Graduate Education and Alternative Academic Careers, 2012 please visit the University of Virginia Library Web site: Main Survey and Employer Survey .

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34938 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34938.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Rogers, Katina (2014): Survey on Humanities Graduate Education and Alternative Academic Careers, 2012. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.