Margaret Beaver

Margaret Beaver

beaverm@msu.edu

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Information Technologist Emeritus – Senior Survey Research Specialist


Location:

AEC/AFRE Faculty, 1983-2012

Laporte, CO

Degree:

B.A., 1972. Mills College, Oakland CA.


Bio-Info

Information Technologist Emeritus Margaret Beaver is renowned in AEC/AFRE for her dedicated work in assisting faculty and graduate students in data preparation and analysis, and in helping to train hundreds of host country collaborators in data collection, data entry, data cleaning and analysis  She joined the MSU Agricultural Economics Department in 1983 as a programmer, assisting Departmental faculty in data preparation and analysis on the main-frame computer.   

As AEC/AFRE faculty and students slowly migrated away from main-frame use toward the application of micro-computers, Margaret was an instrumental partner in facilitating this change, and in assisting in the learning process for emerging micro-computer based statistical software for the collection, processing and analysis of social economic survey data.

Margaret Beaver retired from MSU in 2012, but since then continued working on selected international projects as a training consultant.

Students

Student Mentoring

  • Margaret Beaver is renowned in AEC/AFRE for her dedicated work in assisting faculty and graduate students in data preparation and analysis.

Teaching Experience

  •  She has conducted multiple short-courses, helping train hundreds of MSU students and hosts country collaborators in data collection, data entry, data cleaning, and analysis.  View teaching materials at the pubs/presentation tab for her profile.

Pubs Online

Notable Docs/Pres

Notable Publications and Presentations (downloadable)

  • Survey Data Cleaning Guidelines: (SPSS and Stata). 1st Edition. April 2012.  by Margaret Beaver. MSU IDWP No. 123
  • Data Preparation and Analysis. June 2009.  by Margaret Beaver and Rick Bernsten
  • Self-Tutorial Sample Session for STATA (Statistical Software Training Materials) by Margaret Beaver
    • STATA 11 - Sample Session. Cross-Sectional Analysis Short Course Training Materials Designing Policy Relevant Research and Data Processing and Analysis with STATA 11 1st Edition. March 2010.
    • STATA 10 for Windows SAMPLE SESSION. Cross-Sectional Analysis. Short Course Training Materials. Designing Policy Relevant Research and Data Processing and Analysis with STATA 10 for Windows 1st Edition.

    • STATA 8 for Windows SAMPLE SESSION. Cross-Sectional Analysis. Short Course Training Materials. Designing Policy Relevant Research and Data Processing and Analysis with STATA 8 for Windows 8th Edition.

  • Self-Tutorial Sample Sessions for  SPSS (Statistical Software Training Materials) by Margaret Beaver

    • Instructions and description of the sample sessions
    • Data required for all of the following sample sessions (in Zip format) (for Portuguese TS data see below). This file contains the data files necessary to properly run all the sample sessions. The commands in the sample sessions assume that your data is stored in c:\docs\sample, so we recommend that you unzip the sample files to that folder.
    • Self-Tutorial Sample session for Windows-Cross Sectional Analysis. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.
    • Self-Tutorial Sample session for Windows-Time Series Analysis. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.

Projects

Current Funded Research Projects

Prior Funded Research Projects

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