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ICPSR: Accessing the Data

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

Downloading the data

You will to need to log in (See Creating an Account tab for detailed information) before you can download any data set. Most of the data is available only to current UAB faculty, staff and students, but data funded by the federal government is freely available.

Steps to Downloading

  1. Choose a "Quick Download" option to the left of the study information or through the download option embedded in the record of the study.
  2. Select your preferred statistical software package (SAS, SPSS, etc.)
  3. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so once you select the "Download" option
  4. Agree to the "Terms of Use"
  5. The .zip file should be begin to download quickly

You can access the Codebook and Documentation without logging in and downloading.

Using SDA: online analysis

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