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This is the Social Science Data Services site which provides/pulls together guidance on finding statistics and data in the social sciences.
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Manage data

  • Data Management
    Learn how to manage and share the research data that you collect.

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  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Provides access to data files from polls covering a range of social, business, and policy issues, as well as to iPOLL, its question-level online database of survey results since 1935. Includes most Gallup polls. Note: Roper studies and databases may be used only by current MIT students, faculty, and staff; registration required.


Social Science Data Services can help you to find, understand, and use data in the social sciences and related disciplines.

Learn about the steps of the data research process, questions to ask yourself when using and analyzing data, how to suggest a data purchase, as well as the resources available to you at MIT.

The four main sections of this guides are:

  • Home (this page): Learn about new resources, workshops, and classes related to using data.
  • Find data on any subject: Find data using general or interdisciplinary databases, tools, and web sites.
  • Find data in subject-specific resources: Find data using subject-specific databases, tools, and web sites.
  • How to use data: Learn how to use, understand, and cite data files and their asociated tools.


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Statistical software workshops

An Overview of Statistical Software: Wednesday, 1/14, 10am-11am: Register

Introduction to R:

R Programming:

R Regression Models: Friday, 1/23: 1pm-4pm: Register

R Graphics: Thursday, 1/22: 9:30am-12:30pm: Register

Intro to Stata: Monday, 1/26, 1pm-4pm: Register

Data Management in Stata: Tuesday, 1/27, 1pm-4pm: Register

Regression and Graphing in Stata: Friday, 1/30, 1pm-5pm: Register

MIT affiliates can attend statistical software workshops at Harvard throughout the year.

See materials from past workshops here.

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