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Social Science Data Analysis

This guide includes useful resources for Social Science data analysis. It covers how to use different software for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses.


Do you need help locating data?

Contact the library librarian for your subject area.


Brandeis University is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). It is the world's largest archive of digital social science data.

To access the data sets, you will need to set up a MyData Account  using your Brandeis email address.

Roper Center

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.

Brandeis University is a member of the Roper Center. You can create an account to have access to their data sets using your Brandeis email

Social Explorer

Brandeis mantains a subscription to Social Explorer, an online research tool that provides assess to demographic information about the United States. You will be able to create maps and reports using data going back to 1790.


For more information about Geospatial Data please check this Brandeis Library's guide.