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Last Updated: Mar 08, 2017     Views: 194

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of member institutions working together to acquire and preserve Social Science data. Its primary objective is to provide open, equitable access to these data, and to promote effective data use.

ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital data for Social Science research topics including demography, education, family, gerontology, criminal justice, mental health, substance abuse, medical care and terrorism. While the ICPSR holdings include several time series and other types of aggregate data, the holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. These data were originally collected for specific research or administrative purposes. However, the data have research potential that outlives the original purposes for which they were collected. ICPSR preserves these valuable data resources and makes them publicly available for secondary analysis.

You can search ICPSR data holdings by keyword or browse by thematic categories. The data files supplied by ICPSR are for use with statistical software such as such as SAS, SPSS and STATA to create publications, reports and figures.

How do I download data files from ICPSR?

Where can I download the software like SPSS, STATA for use?

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