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Search Strategies

Search strategies to identify a data set:

  • Literature search: search a database relevant to your subject area for articles that have conducted related analysis and identify the datasets they used.
  • Use a tool specifically designed for finding data such as the Data Citation Index.
  • Going straight to a likely source: check to see if there is a particular organization or government agency that collects the type of data that you need. Try searching their website or publications.
  • Data archive search: Try searching through a large data archive, such as ICPSR or The Dataverse Project.

Data Repositories

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