Data Sets for Quantitative Research
Machine-readable data for use in quantitative research
The Data Archives Service at MU Libraries offers reference assistance to MU faculty, staff and students in the acquisition of raw datasets for use in teaching and original research. Through our campus memberships in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, MU affiliates may access and download any of thousands of datasets on a wide variety of topics. We also help users access the growing collection of public use datasets on the internet.
MU faculty from a variety of departments are engaged in social, political, health and demographic research using raw data. Their findings promote a better understanding of our social and political structures. We invite you to visit our "Faculty Spotlight" page which features some of their projects.
- See our most recent data purchases:
- International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Table 3B: Political Risk Points by Component, 1984-2009
- Presidential Results By Congressional District 1992-2004 from Polidata
- Cross National Time Series data archive (on CD-ROM; available for checkout.) See description.
- Visit our page on funding opportunities.
- The MU Social Science Statistics Center is open. This is a great place to get help with your statistical projects.
- Medical researchers can get help with statistical methodology through MU's Biostatistics Group. Contact Greg Petroski at 882-3373.
- Link list for presentation "Statistical Research Using Health Related Datasets"
- Users of American Community Survey data may find this book quite useful: Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges. See full text online or check out the library's print copy.
- Faculty: If you would like to have us do a brown bag session or hands-on workshop for your on-campus or web-assisted class, please contact Marie Concannon, Data Services Librarian, or Ray Bacon, SAS/SPSS Support Specialist.