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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

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

Key information for GSU's IRB/Human Subjects Approval

Key information for GSU's IRB/Human Subjects Approval

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.


Not Seeing the "Study Assistant" Tab on iRIS?

To view or submit protocols in iRIS, users must be associated with a Department/School. If you do not see a “Study Assistant” tab, please email the IRB staff at and include the name of your Department/School so your profile can be updated.

Tips for the Most Common "Stipulations" on iRIS Applications

The IRB staff has compiled a list of tips highlighting some of the commonly-issued “stipulations” (or corrections) that applicants are asked to address in iRIS applications. Please CLICK HERE to review the tips to help you draft a complete application and minimize review timelines.    

Tools & Tips for Finding Existing Survey Instruments & Measurement Scales


Tools & Tips for Finding Existing Survey Instruments & Measurement Scales

Bullet-pointed below are resources 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 to see what surveys/scales those researchers used, and then:

  • you might then be able to find that survey instrument/measurement scale in the resources above, or
  • google the name of the survey/measurement scale and see if it's available for download or purchase, or
  • contact the researcher(s) to see if they'll share it with you.

Want more tips and tools for finding existing surveys/scales and with Qualtrics survey creation tool? See this guide: