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Sociological Research Methods

National sources

National sources

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - Principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics
  • EconData - links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider
  • Fedstats - a compilation of links to over 70 federal agency statistical sites
  • Gallup - provides data-driven news based on US and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research
  • General Social Survey - the single best source of data on societal trends
  • Historical Statistics of the U.S.
  • LINC (Log Into North Carolina) - A comprehensive database of statistical information, usually at the county level, for North Carolina
  • Census Bureau - one of the primary sources of both demographic and economic information for the United States
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
  • ICPSR - maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences

International Sources