Chapter 3: Finding data
‘Finding and Accessing Data at ICPSR’
Question 1: Why is looking at the codebook and questionnaire for surveys important before downloading a dataset?
Answer 1: Because you want to check whether the dataset has the variables and responses you are interested in exploring.
‘Wait, ICPSR Has That?’
Question 1: What are some examples of non-standard data at the ICPSR?
Answer 1: Data on dancers, orchestra repertoires, operas, college catalogs, course evaluations, sensors, crime and policing, etc.
‘What is the Harvard Dataverse Repository?’
Question 1: What is the point of dataverse?
Answer 1: To allow researchers and users the ability to easily share, preserve, cite, explore and analyse data; follow FAIR principles.
Question 2: What does an individual dataverse contain?
Answer 2: Datasets, metadata, documentation and code.