Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals. Also includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice. Tutorial for the SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online database.
US Statistics & Data
Frequently used sources of data and statistics for the United States.
data.census.gov is the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including the American Community Survey, Economic Census, Census of Population and Housing, and more. After July 1, 2019, all new data (previously released on American FactFinder) will be released on this new data platform. Tutorial for the Census Data database.
Home of the U.S. Government's open data, providing access to over 85,000 datasets. Major topic areas include Agriculture, Consumer, Education, Energy, Finance, Geospatial, Global Development, Health, Jobs & Skills, Public Safety, Science & Research, Weather and more. Some resources allow for online analysis and visualization.
Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables are available for use in the Sage Data repository. Sage Data offers capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.
Contains public opinion polls including full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. View a tutorial on this database here.
Survey data on topics including politics, media, religion and social trends. Get data from its research centers: Internet & American Life, Global Attitudes, Hispanic Center, People & the Press, Social & Demographic Trends, and Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Go to their Download Datasets page then select a topical area. Log in to your account (or create one), then pick a survey and click the "Download" arrow on the right. Papers that used the data are also listed.
Look at the top few studies within each topic, which are the most recent.
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Statista (library subscription)
Portal for statistics with immediate access to over a million statistics and facts. Statista has good international coverage.
Europa World (library subscription)
Comparative international statistics and country information.
Proquest Statistical Abstracts of the World (library subscription)
The Proquest Statistical Abstracts of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions.