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Unique Resources and On-Line Analysis Tools
Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)
SDA is an on-line tool for survey data analysis. It also provides set of programs for the documentation survey data. The SDA Archive includes the General Social Survey (GSS) and the American National Election Study (ANES), and many others. Browse the SDA Archive.

SDA provides the tools to analyze the data on-line, immediately - Crosstabulation, the comparison of means, the comparison of correlations and other functions. SDA provides analysis results very quickly -- within seconds -- even on large datasets with millions of cases. SDA can produce codebooks either for printing or for browsing on the World Wide Web, including a full description of each variable, indexes to the variables, and whatever study-level information is available. SDA also provides functionality to generate and download a subset of many of the data files in the archive. In addition to generating the data file, the subset procedure produces a codebook for the subset and data definitions for SAS, SPSS, Stata and DDI (XML).

SDA On-Line Analysis of the General Social Survey
Do on-line analysis of the General Social Survey (GSS) with SDA. The GSS is an almost annual "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) since 1972. Modules have been concurrently fielded in many other countries since the mid-1980’s, see ISSP.

The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest: respondent and parental characteristics; behavorial items such as group membership and voting; personal, psychological evaluations, happiness, misanthrophy, life satisfactions; and attitudinal questions on such public issues as abortions, crime and punishment, race relations, sex roles, and spending priorities. Many of the core questions have remain unchanged since 1972, or have been replicated in a rotation pattern, to facilitate time-trend studies

Visit the official GSS web page to learn about other ways to access the GSS.

California Census Research Data Center (CCRDC)
The CCRDC provides access to non-public microdata from its economic and demographic data programs for research conducted in the CCRDC's laboratories at UCLA and UC Berkeley. The CCRDC is a partnership between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the University of California.

The California Census Research Data Centers (CCRDCs) at UCLA and UC Berkeley are two of nine Research Data Centers (RDCs) established by the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. They provide secure physical locations for researchers to study data that cannot be released publicly. The RDCs recently acquired restricted access data sets of the Centers for Disease controls's National Center for Health Statistics that can be used in the RDCs, NCHS Dataset Descriptions. See the CCRDC website for a complete list of potentially available data.

All research conducted at the RDCs undergo a rigorous and lengthy review process, for feasibility, scientific merit, benefit to the Census Bureau, and disclosure risks. Before beginning any research at an RDC, researchers should contact the appropriate RDC administrator to discuss the proposal submission process.

Lexis-Nexis Statistical
Searches the LexisNexis™ American Statistics Index (from 1973), Statistical Reference Index (from 1980), and Index to International Statistics (from 1983). The index record provides title, bibliographic, and subject information as well as an abstract to the contents of each statistical publication. Frequently, there is a detailed listing of tables and charts. Made available to UC Berkeley affiliates through a subscription of the Thomas J. Long Business School Library.
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