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


An international consortium of more than 780 academic institutions and research organizations, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. It also hosts more than 20 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, arts and culture, demography, and other fields. It holds 17,185 studies with 5.9 million variables.


SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) Pilot, Fall Semester 2022

Research Methods are the systematic tools used to conduct research. Basically, they are the rules researchers follow to collect information in order to seek an answer to their research question by collecting data in an accepted manner in order to produce accurate results. This semester, Boston University is piloting SAGE Research Methods Online, an online collection of books and other full-text materials that provide authoritative information and multi-media on how to perform hundreds of research methods.  For more information, see: SAGE Research Methods: Getting Started and SAGE Research Methods User Guide

ICPSR Summer Program Blalock Lectures

Anthropology/Sociology & interim Philosophy Librarian

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Chris Smith
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