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How to search for and use data found in ICPSR, a data archive for social and political science research.


ICPSR is the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, a membership-based organization which acquires data from individual researchers, polling agencies, governmental and international agencies. ICPSR maximizes the availability and utilization of data by obtaining the data and technical documentation, adding SPSS and/or SAS control, etc., and then making these resources available for its members. In addition, ICPSR conducts a summer training program in quantitative methods of social research through courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology

Orientation to ICPSR


Guide inspired by Pam Morgan's guide on ICPSR, Vanderbilt University Library, Vanderbilt University

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