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same phenomina over specificed length of time
1 point of time in multiple places
combination of time series and cross section data
Roper Center for Public Opinion iPoll
Coverage: 1935 to present. U.S. and international poll data on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. Replaces Gallup Brain subscription.
General Data Sources
Before starting consider which government, agency or organization might have collected data on this topic.
Also consider the time period -- current or historical, and the format -- table to print or data to download to a spreadsheet.
Associations on the Net
a collection of over 2000 Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
International Financial Statistics
Coverage: 1948 - current; time series which summarize each country's balance of payments, with collateral data on its principal components (trade and reserves), and data on the principal cause and effect elements (monetary expansion and contraction, government surpluses and deficits, production, prices and interest rates).
EconLit, Business Source Complete (Ebsco Databases)
- show graphs in results list
- a search engine for finding data and statistics
- the search results are numerical data presented as graphs, charts and tables.
- gives access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics
- census (population, economic, agricultural, etc.)
Don't forget to cite your data sources.
APA Style - Online Data Sets
Point readers to raw data by providing a Web address
- use "Retrieved from"
or a general place that houses data sets on the site
- use "Available from"
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf
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