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* Psychology: Datasets & Statistics

Research guide for psychology.

Best Bets for Finding Datasets

If you need datasets on a topic, search the following three resources:

Additional Datasets

Datasets from these sources are in a downloadable format such as a spreadsheet (.xls, xlsx, or .csv). 

Statistics vs Datasets

Statistics are useful for social work practice because they provide information about social issues. Look for statistics on this guide if you need information/numbers about a topic. If you need raw numbers to download and analyze yourself, search for datasets.

How to Search for Open Datasets

Google Web Search

Include your topic keywords, along with the word dataset.

Example: juvenile recidivism dataset

Tip: If the word dataset does not help, try the phrase raw data.

Datasets about Children & Youth

Statistics

Statistics listed here are available in HTML, PDF, or spreadsheet (.xls, .csv, .xlsx) format. 

View this 7-minute video (above) from the U.S. Census Bureau to learn how to find information about your hometown or community.