The short-term goal of this guide is to supplement the face-to-face Library sessions:
Will be able to search and find useful social science data, relevant to your research interests in order to be able to:
The long-term goal of this guide is to help you become a reflective and critical user of quantitative social science data.
Data is never neutral
Non-govermental organizations (including religions and businesses)
Data collected for one purpose may get re-used for other purposes
Organizations and Governments collect data on a variety of schedules
Information on individuals & then often aggregated
Economic Information of a particular location or regime (often aggregated from personal information)
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