Mathematica supported the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics on SESTAT—an integrated system of data covering the employment, educational, and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers in the United States.
STEM Work in Data Collection and Management
Collecting high quality data is a critical component of STEM research and evaluations, and it is central to stand-alone national surveys used to provide up-to-date statistics to enable researchers and policymakers to monitor the size and characteristics of the scientific workforce. Data collections involve identifying and sampling the appropriate populations, developing instruments, and collecting data through alternative and innovative methods. Data management involves documenting and maintaining information about those in the scientific workforce for the use of researchers and policymakers.
Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT): Technical Support
National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs
Mathematica conducted the 2006 National Research Council assessment of doctoral research programs, which gathered information about doctoral programs in more than 60 areas of study in American universities.
Design of Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016–2017
Mathematica and its partners are designing the first-ever national longitudinal study of middle grade students. We are developing assessments of student math skills and socioemotional and executive functioning, as well as student and teacher surveys.
Review of Crowdsourcing and Online Survey Sample Providers to Track Scientists
Mathematica is providing expert support to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics in its data collection efforts to track education and career pathways of scientist and engineers.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Mathematica is designing an evaluation framework and pilot data system that would enhance the National Science Foundation’s ability to monitor the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and to conduct evaluations with increasing level of rigor in the future.
National Survey of Recent College Graduates: 2010 Survey Administration
Mathematica conducted the 2010 National Survey of Recent College Graduates. The project involved sampling, data collection, and data processing.