The resources on this page are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what's available for materials to use for performing original data analysis - if you're not finding what you want or want to have a conversation about your specific data needs, email Mandy for an appointment - she's eager to help! :-)
Below are some key places to start with when looking for quantitative datasets for statistical analyses.
The General Social Survey (GSS) "takes the pulse of America" on a vast number of topics, with national-level data collected beginning in 1972 to present.* A great resource for any discipline!
To identify variables for the entire dataset and/or specific years:
To do data online analysis with no need for downloading or special software:
To download data for analysis in statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R):
Need assistance? Ask Mandy, Data Services Librarian (email@example.com)
* 1972 - 2014 data available for analysis as of 4/6/2016.
The Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Team offers support for data analysis tools & methods, mapping & data visualization, finding data, survey design, and data management
The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database has over 9,000 datasets available spanning various social science disciplines and topics. The datasets in ICPSR are primarily quantitative, but it also includes some qualitative datasets.
My recommendations are to try these in the order you see below: