Inter-university consortium for Political and Social Science Research – ICPSR
The University Libraries provide a membership to ICPSR through the libraries web site. Look on the Databases and Indexes page for “ICPSR��? and click on the link there to find the ICPSR web page.
Creating a MyData account will permit you to access new features in the future such as order history and notification when data that interests you become available. Further, if you are from a member institution, creating an account permits you to download data available only to ICPSR members.
ICPSR is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. It is searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download by users affiliated with the University at Albany. An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
ICPSR's educational activities include the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research , a comprehensive curriculum of intensive courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology. Since 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program has offered a comprehensive curriculum in the field of social science methodology. Courses range from beginning to advanced levels in statistics, data analysis, methodology, and research design. ICPSR also leads several initiatives that encourage use of data in teaching, particularly for undergraduate instruction.
Blog post created by Lorre Smith
Lorre Smith is the ICPSR Official Representative for the University at Albany. If you have questions about ICPSR and if you wish to arrange a presentation about ICPSR for a group or class, contact Lorre at (518) 437-3946; firstname.lastname@example.org