Each year, ICPSR provides a comprehensive, integrated program of basic and advanced training in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology.
Most social science data sets are generated as a result of confidential research on individuals or organizations. Therefore, when conducting research using data sets, it is important to abide by the following principles:
In addition, if you make use of any confidential data in your research, you should contact COUHES (Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects), the MIT office that reviews and approves research involving human subjects. See also our page on the use of restricted data.
Search in Barton for resources on statistical analysis methods using the following subject headings:
Consult the following reference books:
Consult the Harvard-MIT Data Center Research Technology Consulting Service for:
When doing data analysis, many researchers need to know the relationship between different geographic areas (e.g. what counties lie within a particular metropolitan area). Following are some resources of use in matching geographic areas.
Note: when matching geographic areas, it is important to understand:
For help in matching geographic areas, see MIT GIS Services.