Need Data? How to Use the NFCS
An Overview of the NFCS
This introductory video explores the history and uses of the NFCS data. It also contains information on the methodology used to create the NFCS data sets and resources available to researchers.
Accessing the NFCS Data
Learn how to access the NFCS data in different formats, how the data sets are constructed, and how to locate and use the documentation for the data.
Creating and Manipulating Variables
Data analysis almost always requires creating new variables. Watch an example of how to create a financial literacy score using the NFCS data.
Understanding the NFCS Data through Descriptive Statistics
Researchers need to understand the basic characteristics of the data they work with, such as variable types, response options, and missing data. This video examines these and other important topics.
Analyzing Categorical Data
The NFCS contains a large number of categorical variables, so understanding how to work with this type of data is important. This video examines the use of Logistic Regression to analyze categorical data in the NFCS.