A searchable archive of questions and answers from the DLI Listserv.
Microdata comprise of information from each individual, household, business, etc., responding to a survey, with codes (usually numbers) representing the response to each question asked. Sources of microdata available through the Library include:
<odesi> (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a digital repository for social science data, as well as a web-based data exploration, extraction, and analysis tool. It provides researchers with the ability to search for survey questions at the variable level across thousands of Statistics Canada and other Canadian and international datasets. Both microdata and aggregate datasets are available and downloadable in a range of statistical formats.
The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research) maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 research datafiles in the social sciences, including 16 specialized collections in the fields of education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and many others. In addition to publicly-available downloads, UA students, faculty, and staff may create a free ICPSR MyData account to download membership-only data.
Starting in 1977 as the Edmonton Area Survey, then continuing as the All Alberta Survey in 1987, this annual general public opinion poll of Albertans is conducted by the University of Alberta Population Research Lab.
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. Search and retrieve data at the variable level from over 10,000 U.S. and 8,000 international studies.