Looking to get started analyzing Scenes data, or working on the Scenes book project?
These documents are intended to orient you to key elements of our dataset, our basic analytical procedures, and our standards for documentation.
Scenes Analysis for Dummies
An introduction to our analytical procedures.
Quick Guide to Scenes
An introduction to scenes variables available for use in modeling.
Scenes Project Memo
Introduction to the project, core modeling ideas and variables. Critical reading for all.
Guide to project protocol for Scenes project members, with information about log files, filenaming conventions, and other procedures.
Our primary file for analysis is available for download here: Zip Code Level Data.
(Look for MergeB-## with the highest number.) The page also features much of our source data.
Information on the contents of our data files, as well as the syntax used to produce them, is available here. Of particular importance for most users are the codebook (an online Google Document, and a work in progress) providing info about the variables in the zipcode-level file, and, to a lesser extent, the CleanMerge.sps syntax file documenting the construction of the dataset.
Template for writing up proposed analyses. Helpful for planning work, but mostly of interest to Scenes project members.
Excel template for presenting results of multiple regressions, for ease of discussion. Of interest mostly to Scenes project members.
Work Study Documents