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*Statistics and Data: Collecting New Data

One-stop-shopping for statistics and raw data in social science disciplines.

Want to collect your own new data for a research project? Below are some resources you might find helpful.

Qualtrics Survey Tool

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Collect your own data using Qualtrics, a survey construction and data collection/evaluation tool that is available to the GSU community.

Survey Design -- Workshops and One-on-One Help

Dr. Raeda Anderson, our Quantitative Data Specialist and member of the Library's Research Data Services Team, offers a two-part survey design workshop series (checkout the library calendar for upcoming dates) as well as one-on-one assistance. Contact Raeda to schedule an appointment, or drop in for help during Raeda's Drop In! hours.

Mixed Methods -- Workshops and One-on-One Help

Dr. Raeda Anderson, our Quantitative Data Specialist and member of the Library's Research Data Services Team, offers a mixed methods workshop (checkout the library calendar for upcoming dates) as well as one-on-one assistance. Contact Raeda to schedule an appointment, or drop in for help during Raeda's Drop In! hours.

Finding Existing Survey Instruments & Measurement Scales

Below are tools and tips for finding existing survey instruments and measurement scales to use in your own research.

Another good way to identify survey instruments/measurement scales for your own research is to read the published empirical research on your topic and see what those researchers used--you might then be able to find that survey instrument/measurement scale in the resources below or contact the researcher(s) to see if they'll share it with you.

Key information sites for GSU's IRB/Human Subjects Office

If you're going to be doing research that involves interaction with human subjects - regardless of whether it's quantitative or qualitative - you will likely need to complete an IRB (Institutional Review Board) application detailing the processes you will take to protect the study participants. Below are some key sites on the GSU IRB Office's page.