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Data Resources for International Development: Data Services at Emory University

A compilation of development data and indicators, at both the macro- and micro- levels.

Data Services Links

The Electronic Data Center is now part of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (, which helps students and faculty locate numeric data and statistical information. We also help researchers manage, format, and prepare their data for statistical analysis. This guide is a collection of data resources that are potentially relevant for development practitioners and scholars. This particular tab witin the guide is a collection of various links from the Data Center's website. Please note that the Data Center's website will be transitioned into the ECDS website over the next few months. - The Homepage for the Electronic Data Center - The Data Freeway, a thematically-organized collection of links to on-line data sources. The sources here are often more specialized and niche-oriented than the resources included in this guide. - Here, you'll find help resources for working with particular data resources, such as the ICPSR. You'll also find various guides for and introductions to working with particular statistical software programs (R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata). - Yes, you do have to cite your data sources. This guide will help you figure out how to cite your data in a way that is informative and useful to others. See for additional information on and discussion of data citation. - "Economics Needs Replication" - a commentary on the need for transparency in data sources and processing in Economics - The American Economic Review's Data Availability Policy - an example of expectations of transparency in economic research - "The Data Access & Research Transparency Joint Statement": A statement of principles and standards for data availability and replication that has been endorsed by multiple Political Science journals. - "Introduction to the Special Section on Replication and Data Access " - an introduction to a symposium in Sociological Methods & Research on replication of quantitative research in Sociology. - Sociological Methods & Research's Data Availability Policy - an example of expectations of transparency in sociological research. - "Data Journalism at the Guardian: What Is It and How Do We Do It?" - The Guardian newspaper is a first-rate practitioner of data journalism and has much practical advice on how to do data journalism well. It also has a nice visualization of its workflow for prepping data for stories. - Data Services contact information and hours.

Data Services

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ECDS Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM

We help researchers with locating quantitative data and with cleaning and preparing data for analysis.
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