Data Collection

APS has outlined the steps one must take to collect the data used in our graphs and tables.
  1. Go to WebCASPAR.
  2. If the data you need involves race or ethnicity, use "IPEDS Completion Survey by Race". Otherwise, "IPEDS Completion Survey" will suffice.
  3. For analysis variables, use both “Degrees/Awards Conferred (NSF population of institutions)” and “Degrees/Awards Conferred-2nd Major (NSF population of institutions)”.
  4. Classification variables commonly used by APS include: Level of degree, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Academic Disciple, 6-digit classification.  Please use the APS definition for Physics when selecting Academic Discipline.

Questions and Information 

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