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Exemplary Data

Examplary dataOur data archives are a rich source of high-quality health and social science data. Data from more than 500 data sets, across nine data archives, are available for teaching and research purposes.

View a PDF slide presentation about our data archives, available individually or as part of the Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL). Peruse and download scientific papers describing the Sociometrics data archives.

Our exemplary data offer many advantages:
Data Selection: Studies in each data archive are selected by a National Advisory Panel of expert in the archive's topical focus, based on technical quality, substantive utility, policy relevance, and potential for secondary data analysis.
Data Preparation: Each of the 275,000+ variables is indexed or categorized by Topic and Type. Each data set has also been processed and documented in a standard way to facilitate use of that data set, as well as make it easier to use all other data sets in the collection.
Data Dissemination: Data may be obtained by ordering an individual study, a topically-focused collection or archive, or the comprehensive Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) comprising all nine topically-focused collections below.
Standard Features: All of Sociometrics data sets come with seven standard features including a raw data file, SPSS program statements, SAS program statements, SPSS data dictionary, SPSS frequencies, SPSS portable file, and a User's Guide.
Technical Support: Free technical assistance is available from Sociometrics Research Group (650-949-3282 ext. 6271, Julia Wu).

Archives

Studies

Datasets

Variables

19

30

19,000

Teen Pregnancy

162

286

80,000

Aging

19

85

40,214

Family

20

122

66,000

Child Poverty

13

36

20,000

Alternative Medicine

14

34

19,000

Contextual

13

29

19,000

Disability

19

40

20,000

Maternal Drug Abuse

7

13

5,000