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HD FS 516/518: Methods of Research in Human Development

Finding resources to support data related research

Data Citation

Key things to look for in a citation:

  • Who is the data producer?
  • Did this table come from a more comprehensive report?
  • What was the mechanism used to gather the information [survey, administrative data]?  Do you have a name
  • Links to a web site with more information about the data

Value of an Abstract or Compendium

  • Discover data providers and surveys
  • Rich essays on broad types of data over time
  • What data are significant?

Statistical Abstracts & Compendia

Reports & Scholarly Articles

National Census Population Reports