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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an award-winning and world-renowned data repository for data in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Stories about data, the people who use, seek, or create data, and why you should care. From ICPSR, the world's largest social science data archive. Proudly recorded at the University of Michigan.

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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is a comprehensive data repository hosted by the University of Michigan and is the world's largest archive of data in the social and behavioral sciences, and is expanding into other disciplines as well.  ICPSR data cover topics from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations. ICPSR provides internet access to documentation and data files for use with various statistical software, such as R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the University Libraries have partnered to provide campus-wide access to ICPSR for data access so that faculty, staff, and students can easily access data for coursework and research. The ICPSR membership is available to current faculty, staff, and students at Florida State University. Data retrieved from ICPSR may be used only for research that is to be performed by and used for the purposes of Florida State University. ICPSR data may not be redistributed to others, nor may it be used for the advancement of any institution other than Florida State University. Individual datasets may have further restrictions regarding use, sharing, and citation.

ICPSR 101 Video

Designated ICPSR Representative

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ICPSR's YouTube channel offers short videos that answer frequently asked questions.

Additional documentation is available as a FAQ database.

Contact the Designated Representative for help with locating or downloading ICPSR data.

The ICPSR Official Representative at Florida State University is Dr. Brad Gomez in the Department of Political Science.

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