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Social Work: Statistics
This guide is a compilation of library and Internet resources that may be useful in doing research for Social Work classes.
A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, containing more than 500,000 digital files of social science research data in political science, sociology, economics, criminal justice, and more.
PolicyMap is an online US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform for demographic and socioeconomic analysis. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites. BGSU has access to the limited, free version of the software.
U.S. statistical data going back to 1969 from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets on a broad range of topics. Sage Stats uses vetted data from multiple sources enables quick downloads, comparisons, and visualizations on topics like education, employment, crime, healthcare, and religion. All data is downloadable.
NOTE: This resource is superseded by Data Planet Foundations. The Sage Stats access point will be unavailable after July 31st 2021.
Start with the Research tab. "IRP researches the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States. We bring together social scientists from across research disciplines such as economics, sociology, social work, and demography. The result is a well-rounded understanding of poverty issues."
The links below will lead you to a variety of links to data resources. Included are resources such as Global Health Data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Health Surveys, and Tools for Data Collection and Planning.
"Provides the following data about elder abuse: challenges in elder abuse research, research definitions, incidence and prevalence, risk factors, perpetrators, adults with disabilities, adults with dementia, residents of long-term care settings, general impact, and interventions."