Research Data Access Resources: Social Sciences
This section of the research guide identifies electronic datasets to support statistical research in a wide range of social science subjects, including
- children and families
- crime and justice
- politics and political attitudes
- public opinion
- race and ethnicity
- social attitudes and values.
Social science data are primarily data gathered from social surveys, polls, interviews, experiments, census or administrative records. Essential for researchers in conducting quantitative and qualitative social research, social science data are commonly used for secondary analyses, testing theories and hypotheses, methodology evaluations, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies.
For a list of subject specialists covering these topics, please see the library's list of subject specialists..