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Secondary Data Analysis$
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Thomas P. Vartanian

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388817

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388817.001.0001

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4 Secondary Datasets

4 Secondary Datasets

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Secondary Data Analysis

Thomas P. Vartanian

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines twenty-nine prominent data sets, describing the survey design, the sample, the time period covered, key variables, representativeness of the data, whether the data is longitudinal or cross-sectional, types of data files included, accessibility of the data, and studies that have used the data. For select data sets, the chapter includes some SAS and Excel programming, where to find codebooks and other key information relating to the data, where to find the data, who to contact for sensitive data files, and what is often included in the contracts for sensitive data files.

Keywords:   representative samples, codebooks, types of data files, sensitive data files, SAS

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