Research Databases and Resources
The Senior Associate Dean coordinates the provision of research support to individual faculty. Among the B&E research resources are research databases and software.
The college maintains a subscription to Wharton Research Data Services and some of the affiliated databases. Instructions on the use of WRDS can be found at www.be.wvu.edu/wrds/home/index.html. Additional support is provided by a Ph.D. graduate research assistant. The following databases are accessed through a WRDS subscription.
|bank.all||Bank Regulatory Database|
|cboe.all||measure of market expectations of near-term volatility.|
|comp.backdata||Company Financials Backdata (Base Product: Industrial, Segments +)|
|comp.full||Company Financials (Base Product: Industrial, Segments +)Price, Dividends, Earnings-- Active Equities (Active, Inactive Equities)Segments -- Inactive Companies (research file)|
|comp.segresearchbackdata||Segments Backdata -- Inactive Companies (research file)|
|compq.all||Compustat Full -- Quarterly Update Version|
|djones.all||Dow Jones Averages & Total Return Indexes|
|dmef.all||Direct Marketing Educational Foundation|
|doe.all||Disclosure of Order Execution Statistics|
|fdic.all||FDIC Call Report|
|ff.all||Fama-French portfolios and factors|
|frb.all||Foreign Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and State Composite Indexes|
|phlx.all||Currency Options and Implied Volatility|
|pwt.all||The Penn World Tables Database|
|trace.all||Corporate Bond Information|
Information on the use of WRDS is available at http://www.be.wvu.edu/wrds/home/index.html and through the services of a dedicated graduate research assistant (TBA).
The College maintains a subscription to Qualtrics, for use in research, teaching, and service activities. Qualtrics has a wizard to help build surveys that requires no prior training. Dozens of sample surveys on various topics are available for customization. The software will integrate sending and tracking of e-mail introductions and automatically generates reminder e-mails. It has integrated graphics and statistical tools with the ability to download data into Excel or SPSS with the full syntax retaining. To learn more about Qualtrics, go to http://www.qualtrics.com/survey-software/. To establish an account go to http://www.qualtrics.com/academic-solutions/west-virginia-university-college-of-business-and-economics/.
The College along with individual units may purchase and support other databases outside of those accessible through WRDS. For example, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research has subscriptions to IHS Global Macro and Regional Databases. BBER also has access to all Census databases in light of its responsibilities as the West Virginia representative to the Federal-State Cooperative on Population Estimates. The Department of Accounting (Adolph Neidermeyer) supports the use of RIA.