2024 Holmes Summer Learning Series: Leveraging National Data Sets for Research

When:  Aug 6, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)

As you plan your dissertation research, have you considered analyzing national data? Numerous large-scale studies conducted by the federal government are freely available to researchers. In this session, you will do the following: 

  • Explore how including national data can strengthen your research. 

  • Review some of the most commonly used data sets. 

  • Watch a demonstration of the user-friendly tools for accessing and analyzing federal education data. 

  • Learn essential guidelines for writing about data. 

This session is open to all Holmes Scholars, and coordinators are welcome to attend.




Jacqueline King, Ph.D. 

Senior Consultant 



King is an independent consultant who works with K-12 and higher education leaders to improve student outcomes. King has had a long career in education, including 15 years at the American Council on Education (ACE). She is the author or co-author of numerous reports, articles, and book chapters on college readiness, student financing of higher education, access and persistence in postsecondary education, student demographic trends, educator preparation, philanthropic giving to colleges and universities, and trends in the leadership of higher education. She has authored several reports for AACTE, including Colleges of Education: A National Portrait. Her work has been featured on CNN and in national publications such as The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and the Washington Post.