Data Sets - Sociology
Data Set Sources by Subject - Sociology
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- These links contain downloadable data sets. The data sets may be available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.)
- *Site names preceded by an asterisk (*) represent archives and depositories where you may be able to deposit your own research data.
- Provides links to, and information about four data sources they use: WebCASPAR, SESTAT, DAS, and IPEDS.
- From Princeton, this study "is following a cohort of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 (roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents)." Public data is available via an online registration process that includes completing a brief application and a 25-word abstract about your research project. The data are in zipped files and available in SAS, SPSS, and Stata (for Windows) format
- HUD provides datasets with information on community/neighborhood conditions, demographics, economic conditions, quality of life, and more. Format varies depending on data and source.
*ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)
- ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in all of the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. Archived data is downloadable in a variety of formats, including SAS, SPSS, Stata, ASCII--but not all formats for all files. UO is a member institution, therefore UO users have access to all data files. Just create an ICPSR MyData account.
- NACJD archives data are largely from federal government sources and are freely available to the public, but some datasets are from ICPSR and require a login. Files are zipped; with a variety of formats available, including SAS, SPSS, Stata.