Nina Capone Singleton Uses Research Data Services to Help Write a Rebuttal to Publish an Article

Nina Capone Singleton, PhD is the Interim Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences and Associate Professor for Speech-Language Pathology in School of Health of Medical Sciences, at Seton Hall University. Dr. Capone Singleton, who has over 25 years of experience in speech-language pathology, is a highly respected expert in her field. She has worked extensively in clinical settings, providing speech-language therapy to patients with various speech, language and feeding disorders, as well as publishing scholarly articles and a textbook.  

Dr. Capone Singleton published her most recent article with the help of Seton Hall University’s Data Services Team. The experiment showed that when preschoolers learn about objects, it strengthens learning the word if they pay special attention to the shape of the object. Between the 2 conditions, if she highlighted the shape as important while teaching the word, children were able to name that object later and generalize the name to novel objects they hadn’t seen. Children also remembered more sounds in the word, so the children had fewer errors saying the word in future tests. Their learning was stronger in that condition than in the control condition.  

During the article review process, Dr. Capone Singleton collaborated with Data Services while running an analysis in the statistical software SPSS and interpreting the results. She commented that Data Services worked in a timely and efficient manner. Additionally, Data Services helped her with initial feedback on the article to get it ready for publication. Dr. Capone Singleton enjoyed working with Data Services and would recommend Data Services to others for an extra set of eyes when working with data.  

What is Love Data Week

Love Data Week is a global event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of data across various industries and highlight the significance of building a culture that values data. The week-long event is celebrated every year during the second week of February. The main objective of Love Data Week is to promote the responsible use and management of data

Love Data Week offers webinars, workshops, and data-themed games, focusing on topics such as data sharing, data management, data privacy, and data security. These events allow participants to learn about the latest trends and techniques in data and network with industry experts. The event is open to anyone interested in data, regardless of their background.  

Love Data Week is an essential initiative that helps promote data literacy and encourage data-driven decision-making across all sectors. With data playing an increasingly crucial role in today’s world, events like Love Data Week are more important than ever before. 

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Seton Hall University’s Data Services: A Hub of Technological Advancement

One of the key departments that has been driving the technology-driven growth at Seton Hall is the Data Services Department. The department is responsible for managing the vast amounts of data generated and consumed by different departments across the campus. The program is designed to help faculty, students, and staff make the most of their data by providing access to powerful tools and expertise in data analysis and visualization.

The Data Services Department offers a range of services and resources to the university community, including database management, data visualization tools, data integration, data retrieval, and data analysis. The university’s Data Services team is also committed to providing training and outreach to support the growth of data literacy on campus. This includes workshops and seminars on topics such as data management, statistical analysis, and best practices for data visualization.

The Data Services Department at Seton Hall University is a hub of technological advancement and innovation, providing essential services and resources to the university community. As we move towards a more data-driven future, the department’s role in supporting research, scholarship, and decision-making will continue to grow in importance.

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SHU Libraries Database Spotlight: ICPSR

Written By Sara Makler, Former Adjunct Librarian

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (or ICPSR) is, as the name implies, a consortium of universities who seek to collect, preserve, and disseminate social science data. ICPSR contains a vast quantity of data available to the SHU community. The data includes studies and files in areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. This trove of data can help you with research for assignments. 

You can easily search by topic and find data and the publications associated with it. This allows the use of these publications with an eye towards the actual data as well as the authors’ use of that data, enabling you to gain a familiarity with the use of raw data that you may not otherwise obtain. 

This is extremely useful. To get to ICPSR, go to the library homepage at and click on Databases. 

Once on the database page, use the Search box to find “ICPSR”. 

 Alternatively, go directly here: 

For more information about data resources at SHU, please visit: 

For more information about Data Ethics, please visit: 


SHU Libraries Database Spotlight: PolicyMap

Written By Sara Makler, Former Adjunct Librarian

At SHU, we have access to some great resources that will help you with your assignments and researchOne of them is PolicyMap. 

PolicyMap is an online mapping and geographic information system (GIS) tool with access to a wide range of data, including demographics, real estate, health, jobs, and more. This allows you to create a map of a given area – an address or a zip code – and look at the assorted data for that area. You can use the existing data or upload your own, which will allow you to visually analyze your data. You can then save, download and print your map to use in presentations or in your own research. 

This is an excellent tool! To use it, go to the library homepage at and click on Databases. 

Once on the database page, use the search box to search for PolicyMap. 

Alternatively, go directly here: 

For more information about data resources at SHU, please visit: 

For more information about Data Ethics, please visit: 

SHU Libraries Database Spotlight: Statista

Written by Sara Makler, Former SHU Adjunct Librarian

Statista is one of the world’s largest providers of statistical data. It consolidates data from over 22,500 sources from around the world, related to over 80,000 topics. If you are working on an assignment that requires statistical data, you are likely to find something on Statista. In addition to the raw data, Statista provides related studies that can help with research assignments. While Statista is known among business and marketing majors, it has data about numerous other topics, such as social sciences and health. 

Statista will benefit your research in almost any assignment that calls for data use. At SHU, you can find it here: 

Or follow the instructions below to get there. 

Go to the library homepage at and click on Databases. 

Once on the database page, use the search box to search for Statista. 

For more information about data resources at SHU, please visit: 

For more information about Data Ethics, please visit: 

Love Data Week 2022

Love Data Week 2022 Logo

Seton Hall University Libraries’ fifth annual participation in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) sponsored Love Data Week successfully concluded two weeks ago. This year’s theme was ‘data is for everyone.’

If you missed any of this year’s events, they were recorded and are now uploaded at Seton Hall University Libraries YouTube page with this playlist.

Data Lakes:

Dr. Olga Komissarova, researcher and recent Seton Hall PhD graduate, gives an excellent introduction and overview of the concept of data lakes, central repositories of unprocessed data in various formats, and the use of unstructured data (documents, images, video) for business intelligence.

Data Ethics:

Business Librarian Chelsea Barrett and Data Services Specialist Samah Alshrief start a conservation about the role of data ethics in a modern world awash with data. They discuss the moral implications of handling and managing data with issues related to privacy, security, bias, and data reuse and scholarship integrity as well as the role of researchers to promote it with considered intentions, purposeful data collection, security, the impact of analysis, and raising general awareness of and training in data ethics.

Data in Finance:

Dr. Anthony Loviscek, professor and chair of the Seton Hall Finance Department, discusses data in finance using a case study of Warren Buffett and his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, the idea of alpha (exceptional above average performance), and return to risk.

Seton Hall’s Collections Around the World:

Assistant Dean for Special Collections and the Gallery Sarah Ponichtera and Gallery Director Jeanne Brasile outline the gallery’s efforts to create a public facing database of the unique treasures entrusted to Seton Hall’s guardianship, increasing the accessibility of this special resource for the Seton Hall community and beyond. It includes a demonstration of the visual and interactive story maps tool, highlighting the collection’s global scale.

Data Services:

Data Service Specialist Samah Alshrief gives an overview of the services provided to students and faculty by Seton Hall’s Data Services group. These services include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data visualization, data storage, and data location and cleaning. She also gives brief introductions into the many powerful data related tools and software available to the entire Seton Hall community including Qualtrics, Policy Map, Atlas.ti, SPSS, Stata, R, Constellate, Power Bi, and Tableau.

How We Are Supporting the SHU Community + The Recognition of the Team

Seton Hall University Libraries launched its Data Services Team in Fall 2019 with the mission to help faculty, students, and staff, find, manage, analyze, and visualize data for their coursework in addition to supporting individual research needs. The predominant goal thus far has been to provide students with a premier research experience and support faculty members with their own research initiatives. The Data Services Team does this by way of one-on-one consultations and instructional workshops that are rooted in data literacy, data management, data ethics, and data software. The Team advises quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial mapping projects and can help connect individuals to software that aligns with their research. Seton Hall University offers a variety of different software to help the team achieve this.

In addition, the Team contributes to Data Services academic scholarship and is beginning to gain recognition for its work from this community across the country (please see below the conferences and presentations the Team has and is participating in). In tandem with the recognition, we would like to additionally commemorate the Team’s resilience to the challenges the pandemic has brought forth by refining their workflow to adapt to the changing environment and the increase in services.

Alshrief, S. and Barrett, C.  Data Ethics. (2021, October 6). Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Biennial Meeting 2021.

Alshrief, S. Barrett, C. DeLuca, and S. Ince. ArcGIS StoryMaps: Everybody Has A Story To Tell. (2021, October 15). Southeast Data Librarian Symposium.

Alshrief, S., Ince. S., Barrett, C. & L. DeLuca. Atlas.ti for Literature Review. (2021, October). Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. 

Barrett, C., DeLuca, L., Alshrief, S. and S. Ince. Data Consultations: This Is How We Do It. (2021, October 14). Southeast Data Librarian Symposium. 

DeLuca, L. and S.Ince. Scholarly Metrics Reports for Tenure & Promotion Candidates. 2021, December 5). Northeast Institutional Repository Day.  

Ince, S., Alshrief, S., DeLuca, L. and Barrett, C. Starting Research Data Services during a Pandemic?. (2021, October 21 12:25pm ) Access. 


For further information, please view the Data Services website.

Upcoming October Data Services Classes

SHU Data Services Libraries is happy to announce that it will be hosting Data Services classes throughout the fall semester. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend the workshops. Please see below the schedule for the month of October, or access the full fall calendar here.

October 5th, 2021, from 10:00-10:45 am: StoryMaps in ArcGIS

October 5th, 2021, from 12:00-1:30 pm: Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 – Humanitarian Mapping with Open Cities Latin America

*Please note: this workshop will be taken place virtually & in person on the South Orange Campus

October 6th, 2021, from 10:30-11:15 am: Coding in Qualitative Research

October 27th, 2021, from 10:00-10:45 am: Introduction to STATA

October 28th, 2021, from 2:00-2:45 pm: Find Data For Your Research in ICPSR

To sign up, click on the link and then click “begin registration” which is located in the bottom left of the webpage. Fill out the registration form and a sign-up confirmation email will be sent to you. For any questions, please reach out to SHU Data Services at Students, faculty, and staff with workshop suggestions are encouraged to reach out to Data Services.

Data Services Group

University Libraries launched its Data Services Group in Fall 2019. Librarians and a Data Support Specialist are available to provide training in data management, specific tools like Stata, SPSS and R, Survey Research Methods for Qualtrics and Data Management for Seton Hall University students, faculty, staff, and administrators. For further information, please view the Data Services website. Part of the Data Service mission is to provide access to data sources including ICPSR.

Please Join Us at the ICPSR Biennial Meeting

Seton Hall University libraries is a part of The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), an organization of members from various institutions that work together to: acquire and preserve social science data, to provide open and equitable access to these data, and to promote effective data use. This year ICPSR will be hosting their Biennial Meeting, a fully virtual event, open to the public, and free.

The event will take place from October 6-8, 2021, with presentations happening between 10 am ET and 5pm ET. We strongly suggest that our students, faulty, and staff attend. You can register here.

This year’s meeting is themed “Data Positivity: Data Doing Good” and will focus on ICPSR’s mission to further advance the discipline of science through training and information-sharing in the areas of data curation and data management, research and classroom data resources, and data education opportunities to help data-driven individuals “do good” by using the best and latest quantitative methods. 

**Please note: Samah Alshrief, Data Coordinator for University Libraries, will be presenting on Wednesday, Oct 6 at 1 pm EST about Data Ethics and how to manage missing data.

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, October 5:
Attendee Orientation and informal happy hour

Wednesday, October 6:
10:30am: Virtual coffee and networking
11am: ICPSR Data Showcase
12pm: ICPSR Project Lightning Talks
*1pm: Research Data Ethics, presented by Seton Hall
2pm: From Dataset Detection to Instructional Resources: What’s New with the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature
3pm: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ICPSR
4:30pm: ICPSR Awards

Thursday, October 7:
10:30am: Virtual coffee and networking – Book Club Edition
11am: Data Doing Good at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
12pm: State of the Consortium
2pm: OR/DR Boot Camp! Fundamentals and the Evolution of the Official and Designated Representative Role
4pm: Data Access
10:30am: Virtual coffee and networking – Book Club Edition
11am: Data Doing Good at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
12pm: State of the Consortium
2pm: OR/DR Boot Camp! Fundamentals and the Evolution of the Official and Designated Representative Role
4pm: Data Access

Friday, October 8:
10:30am: Virtual coffee and networking – DEI Edition
11am: ICPSR Curation: The who, what, where, why and how of curating data at ICPSR
12pm: Virtual Booths – ICPSR Projects
1pm: New Virtual Data Resources: Restricted Data, GIS, and Election Data for use in the classroom and more
2pm: Data Brunch Live! Extremism in Social Media
3:30pm: Closing Session

Access the full schedule with brief synopses here.


ICPSR additionally offers excellent resources for instructors who are teaching and students who are learning about data. Please additionally see these resources:

How to Read a Journal Article
A Guide to Interpreting SPSS Output
Citing Data
Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans