Important information about a dataset
The description for the American
Citizen Participation Study, 1990 includes some important information.
- Related literature
- an impressive list of publications produced
using these data
- does the study clearly relate to your topic?
- Extent of collection -
look for plain data files, documentation (the printed material that describes
the variables and survey instrument) and SPSS data definition statements or SPSS
avoid a study that only has "OSIRIS" dictionary instead of SPSS
- Data format
- is the file type LRECL - "logical record length," or "heirarchical"? Are SPSS data definition statements or other statistical formats available?
- Bibliographic citation -
How you would cite this study if you used it in a report?
- the words used to index this study may be useful to find similar studies